MEDICARE Exhibition 2018 seen as landmark health event in Sri Lanka
The Island , Mar 2, 2018
Sri Lanka's premier healthcare exhibition, MEDICARE 2018 was successfully inaugurated at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall in Colombo yesterday.
In his welcome address, Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva, Deputy Director General Medical Services, Ministry of Health- chairman for Medicare 2018 stated that, ‘Sri Lanka has maintained good health standards during the past several years within a limited budget. The motto of this big exhibition is to bring in all health care centres under one roof to generate awareness about health and to set a benchmark standard in the country. Sri Lanka has been a role model for the globe in changing the medical culture of the country’.
In his address as the chief guest, Dr.Rajitha Senaratne (Minister of Health), mentioned that, ‘Sri Lanka is a role model for the world, and the WHO has requested all other nations to follow this model. All health indicators in Sri Lanka have grown tremendously that they’re now in par with US and UK standards. Sri Lanka has come a very long way to provide superior quality health services as in many developed countries. At present, Sri Lanka has one of the best health services in the world’.
The three-day event is being held for the ninth occasion and is organized by the Medicare Organizing Committee together with Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. The exhibition will provide general public with timely, accurate and important information and updates on health issues as well as the latest technology available for disease diagnosis, prevention and cure methodologies.
Both government and private sector institutions have come forward to make the showpiece event a huge success. The event showcases the latest trends in modern healthcare in Sri Lankan hospitals, laboratories as well as the global medical sector. More than 200 local and foreign exhibitors will be actively involved during the event. These include a number of healthcare service providers from India, Iran and China.
The India Pavilion, organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) will be among the feature segments at the exhibition and includes a number of Indian companies presenting medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and hospitals.