Hyderabad is fast gearing up to host the biggest ever Indo-Global healthcare summit from 20-22nd June, 2014. The international summit is expected to focus on innovations and advances in the fields of medical equipments, manufacture of indigenous drugs and use of information technology for expediting research and development in the pharma and healthcare sectors.
Indo-Global summit will be the biggest ever healthcare summit and expo to be held in Hyderabad. Intellectuals of healthcare from across the world are expected to converge on one platform in the city. Speakers, participants and exhibitors from different countries like USA, UK, Italy, Greece, China, Egypt, Turkey, etc are expected to take part in this global summit.
In fact this summit is organised in the backdrop of Indian healthcare industry growing at a rapid pace. It is expected that the healthcare industry will grow from current US$ 70 billion to US$ 145 in 2017 and to US$ 280 billion industry by 2020. The industry recorded a 12 per cent growth during the past 4 years, informed C D Arha, former Secretary Govt. of India and Chairman of Indus Foundation.
According to Dr N Appa Rao, chief coordinator of the summit, with fast changing dynamics in the healthcare sector across the world, it is high time for Indian healthcare to learn and invest more in research and development. Particularly, the medical devices segment in India is lagging far behind compared to the advanced nations. In view of this, the organisers of the summit expect the Indian entrepreneurs in healthcare and pharmaceutical industry to learn and share knowledge with their counterparts from across the world. The summit is expected to witness about 4000 decision makers apart from other dignitaries and visitors. Around 60 scientific sessions will be held wherein speakers from across the world will take part and share knowledge.
Giving details about the summit, S B Anumolu, president of Indus Foundation, New Jersey, USA said, “The event will help professionals, entrepreneurs, industry players, investors and global institutions to collaborate for taking advantage of the latest innovations and advances.”
The summit is expected to focus on important issues such as universal insurance coverage, optimum utilisation of information technology, production of indigenous drugs, medical devices & equipments, promotion of telemedicine & consultancy, and medical tourism.
Dr V M Katoch, secretary department of health research, and Director-General Indian Council of Medical Research New Delhi will be the guest of honour and he will inaugurate the summit. Many distinguished speakers, healthcare professionals, research scholars, scientists and faculty from some of the internationally renowned organisations of the USA, Australia, Italy, Nigeria, Croatia, Turkey, Egypt, Romania, Malaysia, Greece, Sri Lanka, Denmark, UK, Canada, UAE, Korea, and China will participate in the summit.
The two-day summit is jointly organised by the Indus Foundation, Indian Medical Association, Government of Andhra Pradesh and the Federation of AP Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI).