The eighth edition of the Oman Health Exhibition and Conference will be held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) from September 24-26. This was announced at a press conference by Omanexpo at Grand Hyatt Muscat on Wednesday.

Ahmed Sayed, exhibition director, Omanexpo said, “The three-day annual international event, recognised as Oman’s biggest health and medical event, and held in conjunction with Oman Medical Association, will once again make its mark in the healthcare scene by bringing in close to 200 exhibiting partners from 18 countries.”

This year’s edition will see the participation of Iran, Taiwan and India too, said Sayed.

“Iran will bring in a consortium of top manufacturers of medical devices and exporters. The Taiwan pavilion will be represented by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), bringing in innovative medical and surgical products and technologies that include non-invasive detection methods and minimally invasive surgical applications. The India pavilion will be represented by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry,” he added.

Concurrently, a three-day scientific conference will be organised in conjunction with the Oman Medical Association.

Dr Waleed al Zadjali, president, Oman Medical Association, said, “The conference, accredited by the Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB), will present topics, sessions and workshops covering general surgery, paediatrics, medicine, quality management, medical ethics and legal concerns, patient safety and risk management, and medical errors, and other topics reflective of the current issues in Oman’s health and medical sector and in line with the government’s strategies outlined in its Health Vision 2050.”

Oman’s healthcare sector is earmarked by the government as one of the priority and potential sectors for foreign direct investment under its Health Vision 2050. The Ministry of Health is currently embarking on projects all over the country and is opening doors for new markets and investment opportunities.

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