Two international expositions on the medical and healthcare industry began yesterday to showcase equipment, devices and machinery to medicbal professionals, doctors and surgeons in Bangladesh.
CEMS Bangladesh, a conference and exhibition service company, organised the expositions at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
The Meditex expo is the country's biggest exhibition on medical equipment, surgical instruments, and healthcare equipment, while the pharma expo is an international exhibition on machinery, equipment, materials and services for the pharma sector.
“I hope these exhibitions will bring state-of-the art equipment and devices for Bangladeshi medical professionals, doctors and surgeons and give them insights into new technology,” said HT Imam, prime minister's political affairs adviser.
Imam inaugurated the three-day event, where 70 participants from 24 countries opened more than 100 stalls. The fairs opened an opportunity for the global investors to meet Bangladeshi professionals and learn about their requirements that will help them maximise their business potential in the lucrative market, he added.
The medical and health care sector in Bangladesh has been growing steadily for the last few years, and there is a need for new medical and hospital equipment, said Zahid Maleque, state minister for health and family welfare.
The exhibitions provide an interactive platform for exhibitors to generate business through displays and direct communication, and attract top-level professionals from the industry, Maleque said.
The medical professionals constantly make an effort to bring quality healthcare services in the country and new technologies are important for this, he said.
“I hope that professionals will be able to gain first-hand experience with the latest products, which would not only help upgrade ourselves but also save foreign currency.”
As the healthcare industry is growing in Bangladesh, the tendency to go abroad for medical treatment is decreasing, which is saving foreign currency, he said. The expositions will remain open from 10am to 7pm.