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Chile’s med-tech distributors fear fallout and financial woes from public health debt crisis

 By Sergio Held, Staff Writer

BOGOTA, Colombia – Chile’s med-tech sector is growing increasingly concerned
about the possible impact of a financing crisis in the country’s health care system, a crisis that has already led to late or missed payments to medical device makers and distributors.
“Some companies in the sector are going through very difficult times,” Christian Hänel, president of the Association of Providers of the Health Industry (APIS for its acronym in Spanish) told Medical Device Daily.
Payments for equipment and supplies have been delayed by six months or more, putting domestic med-tech makers and distributors in a difficult financial position.

Medio: MEDICAL DEVICE DAILY

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