Oman-India healthcare show, CME opens

MUSCAT: India-Oman Health Cooperation, an exhibition and CME programme, being organised by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India in association with Embassy of India, Muscat, Oman and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), New Delhi began at Hotel Crowne Plaza on Sunday.

The event was inaugurated by Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Saeedi, Minister of Health, Sultanate of Oman in presence of J S Mukul, Ambassador of India to Sultanate of Oman. Vice Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, President of Oman Medical Association, senior officials from Ministry of Health and Embassy of India also graced the occasion. Omani residents and expatriates are invited to interact with doctors from leading hospitals in India at the exhibition that is open from 9 am to 6 pm.

The event is being supported by Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman, Oman Medical Association and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Air India, Oman Air and Air Arabia are the official airline partners of the show.

The two-day event will have an exhibition which will bring together top-notch medical professionals, leading healthcare and medical service providers from India and Oman, to showcase their international quality infrastructure and advancements made by the Indian healthcare industry. The Continuing Medical Education (CME conference) would be an attraction of the show which will be attended by a large number of medical professionals. The CME conference will focus on various topics relevant and critical to Oman by these reputed participants from India.

The exhibition features several multi-speciality hospitals as well as centres for alternative healthcare like ayurveda, yoga, unani, siddha and homoeopathy. Along with conference and seminars conducted by leading academics and industry professionals, B2B meetings and leading hospitals and healthcare centres in India are also promoted during the India-Oman Health Co-operation Programme in Muscat.

About 25 leading hospitals and health care institutions from India are participating in the event. Experienced yoga expert from reputed National Institute of Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India will perform live yoga demonstration.

Speaking at the programme J S Mukul informed that this would be a platform for exchange of ideas, creation of awareness about new technologies, techniques, capacity building and exploration of possibilities of enhancement of trade, investment and cooperation in the healthcare sector. This is also an excellent opportunity for the Indian healthcare sector to show case its capability and strength to the Oman medical community.

“I would like to thank His Majesty, the ruler of Oman for his vision and wisdom in taking the India-Oman bilateral relations to a strategic partnership.

The India medical tourism destination delegation is a matter of great satisfaction on many counts, firstly it aims to further strengthen, deepen and diversify a strategic partnership in the health and medical fields. Secondly, it marks the fulfilment of a decision, taken at the joint commission meeting in October last year at the levels of the Minister of Commerce and Industry, namely that India will mount a major health and medical delegation to the Sultanate of Oman. Thirdly, the delegation which is the strongest ever from India to Oman focused on the health and medical sector, coincides with the diamond jubilee or the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the India-Oman diplomatic relations since 1955.

And fourthly, it is very heartening that apart from modern medicine, the delegation incorporates our traditional systems of medicine and wellness. As you are aware the Government of India has also set up a separate Ministry of AYUSH which stands for Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani Siddha and Homoeopathy”, Mukul said. It is my pleasure to be present on behalf of the Oman Medical Association. We would like to thank the Indian Embassy for this cooperation programme between India and Oman. Oman has good relations with India in all aspects, the medical aspect included as well. We encourage these kinds of sessions that highlight the cooperation between Oman and India and we invite investors to invest in a high standard hospital in Oman that we hope will make a difference”, Dr Waleed Khalid al Zadjali, president of the Oman Medical Association, said.

“Inspired by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, the OCCI shows interest in developing the health sector and supports the growth of the private sector companies involved in this field. To this end, we have been very keen to participate in this exhibition, which will play a role in developing the quality of the health services rendered to the public, as well as introducing the products and services provided by these organisations.

The aim of this exhibition is to develop the strategic partnership in the healthcare and medical field in Oman and India, on one hand and other countries of the region on the other hand.

It also aims to promote the high quality health services rendered by institutes at an affordable rate, improve the efficiency of the healthcare system, address the various healthcare problems in an efficient manner and provide feasible treatment solutions that meet the need of the Gulf region.


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