BANGLADESH: THE AUSTRIAN COCHLEAR IMPLANT MANUFACTURER MED-EL WON FOUR OUT OF FIVE GOVERNMENTAL COCHLEAR IMPLANT (CI) TENDERS
In 2021 the MED-EL team and its local partner “Tabassum International” scored a big success in Bangladesh and won four out of five governmental cochlear implant (CI) tenders against the competition.
In addition to this remarkable success the first hearing implant programmes outside the capital city Dhaka could be supplied by MED-EL this year. The start of cochlear implantations in the south-eastern port town Chittagong (Combined Military Hospital) and the north-eastern city Sylhet (Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College) marks a significant expansion of the governmental supply structures as well as of the local CI-market in Bangladesh. The successful teamwork of different departments made this great achievement possible during the still ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Thus, the strategic coordination between headquarters in Innsbruck and the local partner were not the only secret of our success. Especially the tireless commitment and the flexibility of Manufacturing, Logistics and Export Department allowed a safe and on-time delivery to the end customers in Bangladesh.