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Sri Lanka sets the benchmark for global health standards

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Sri Lanka’s premier healthcare exhibition MEDICARE 2018 was successfully inaugurated at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall in Colombo on Friday, 2 March. 

In his welcome address, Dr. Amal Harsha De Silva, Deputy Director General Medical Services Ministry of Health – Chairman for Medicare 2018 stated: “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 healthcare 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, Minister of Health Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said: “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 has 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 was held for the ninth occasion and organised by the Medicare Organizing Committee together with Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. The exhibition provided the 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 had come forward to make the showpiece event a huge success. The event showcased 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 were actively involved during the event. These included a number of healthcare service providers from India, Iran and China. 

The India Pavilion, organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) was among the feature segments at the exhibition and included a number of Indian companies presenting medical equipment, pharmaceuticals and hospitals.

There were various establishments such as hospitals, nursing homes and clinics, ambulance service providers, food and nutrition distributors and sellers, medical publication distributors and sellers, consumer medical equipment and appliance marketers, cosmetics and other beauty care providers and health insurance companies among many others who introduced their services to the public.

The exhibition also offered industry stakeholders, businesses and medical institutions an ideal platform to network, do businesses and get to know about cutting edge breakthroughs in medical science.

Asiri Group of Hospitals was the Platinum sponsor of the event and signed up as the Official Hospital Partner, Official Neuro Care Partner as well as the Official Laboratory Partner. eChannelling PLC was the Official Digital Healthcare Partner while AIA Health Protector teamed up with MEDICARE 2018 as the Bronze Sponsor and as the Official Healthcare Partner. ARC Fertility Hospital joined the prestigious event as the Official Fertility partner.

Following the exhibition in Colombo, the exhibition will now move to Jaffna, marking a whole new chapter in Sri Lanka’s Medical Exhibitions history for the next phase which will take place at the Weerasigham Hall from 9 to 11 March. Further information about the MEDICARE 2018 National Healthcare Exhibition can be obtained visiting the official web portal of the event www.medicare.lk or stay tuned to updates on social media by visiting www.facebook.com/medicare.lk.

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