Turkish lender to offer loans for in vitro fertilization in Bosnia
Mesude Erşan - SARAJEVOA Turkish company, Bahçeci Test-Tube Baby Center, has agreed with Turkish lender Ziraat Bank to enable Bosnian families that want to have a baby through in vitro fertilization to acquire cheaper loans.
The bank will now offer interest-free loans worth around 15,000 Turkish Liras ($5,600) for a 36-month time frame.
“We have made a deal with Ziraat Bank to enable Bosnian people in Sarajevo to access cheaper loans for their in vitro fertilization therapies if needed. The bank now offers rate-free loans worth around 15,000 Turkish Liras ($5,600) for a 36-month time frame, which is enough for three tests,” said the medical director of the center, Dr. Ümit Göktolga.
The company opened the center in Sarajevo with around in 1.8 million euros in investments and now plans to establish two other hospitals, one in Kosovo and another in Bosnia and Herzegovina again, said company chairman Prof. Mustafa Bahçeci.
“We carry our distinguished medical experts, namely medical directors, embryology professionals and chief nurses, to the countries where we have operations. Our aim is to offer the services with high quality we give in Istanbul. We also hire our general managers from the local people … We aim to reach the same quality standards in each facility,” said Bahçeci, who also has test-tube baby centers in Baku, Baghdad, Arbil and Nicosia.
Bahçeci also said many foreign investors were interested in making investments in Turkey, adding that they were in talks for a possible partnership with foreign investors.