150 companies participate in Oman health expo
H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Sa’eedi, Minister of Health, inaugurated the eighth edition of Oman Health Exhibition & Conference at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre on Monday.
Organised by Omanexpo, it has brought together 150 companies from 12 countries.
On the occasion, H E Dr Sa’eedi said, “We are delighted to host this event alongside Oman Medical Association. It will definitely continue to bring added value to the healthcare sector in the country. New hospitals and medical facilities offering quality service can help create a positive image about the country’s healthcare sector.
“With all the efforts exerted to provide better healthcare, Oman has the potential to become a medical tourism destination in the future.”
According to Ahmed Sayed, exhibition director, participating firms are showcasing the latest medical products and equipment, personal care products, diagnostic and laboratory equipment, pharmaceutical products, physiotherapy and orthopaedic technology and offer infertility treatment consultancy.
“Visitors can also take advantage of free medical consultations with specialists from the biggest hospitals and healthcare centres around the world,” he said.
“We are continuously finding ways to enhance our platform such that our exhibitors, stakeholders and visitors are assured of a worthwhile return on investment by ensuring proper representation of all the key sectors within the health and medical industry, and offer a new and diversified range of products, services and technologies. We also want to help encourage new investments in Oman’s health resources and current projects,” he added.
This year’s edition has pavilions from India, Iran and Taiwan. Iran has brought a consortium of top manufacturers of medical devices and exporters. The Taiwanese pavilion is being represented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council which is exhibiting innovative medical and surgical products and technologies that include non-invasive detection methods and minimally invasive surgical applications. The Indian pavilion is being represented by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, a three-day scientific conference - organised in conjunction with the Oman Medical Association - is also being held.
Accredited by the Oman Medical Specialty Board, the conference will present sessions and workshops covering general surgery, paediatrics, medicine, quality management, medical ethics, patient safety, risk management, medical error and such other topics that reflect the current issues in Oman’s health and medical sector and in line with the government’s strategies outlined in its Health Vision 2050.
Business-to-business meetings are also taking place alongside the exhibition and conference. The exhibition will run till September 26 and is open from 11am to 8pm.