Siemens scores $41M Korean contract
Siemens Healthcare has signed contracts to equip eight South Korean hospitals with medical equipment in a deal valued at approximately €28 million ($41.4 million, U.S.), according to the Erlangen, Germany-based firm.

Siemens will provide 70 systems for the departments for radiology, nuclear medicine, oncology, cardiology and emergency medicine in the eight hospitals that make up the Catholic Medical Center in Seoul, Korea.

The systems Siemens will be supplying to the Catholic Medical Center hospitals include MRI and CT scanners, angiograph, X-ray, fluoroscopy and ultrasound machines, as well as equipment for nuclear medicine, mammography and radiation therapy.

Siemens has also signed a service contract with the facility for maintenance, upkeep and permanent monitoring of the equipment.

One of the eight hospitals, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, is still under construction and will be Korea’s biggest hospital once it is opened in April 2009, Siemens said. Catholic Medical Center will then be a multi-medical science complex comprising 2,000-beds, research and educational facilities.