Medicare 2011 from March 4 - 6
The three-day medical equipment and pharmaceutical exhibition -
'Medicare - 2011', conducted by the Ministry of Health is scheduled to
be held at the BMICH from March 4 to 6.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena will be the Chief Guest, while a
large number of medical representatives from China, Singapore, India,
Pakistan and several other countries will attend.
The objective of the exhibition is to enlighten the public about new
developments and infrastructure laid out by the Government to improve
the country's health sector. Western Province Health Minister Jagath
Angage said that visitors to the exhibition will also be educated on the
state-of-the-art healthcare technology, proper disease prevention
methods, effective treatment methods, the best services available in
hospitals and laboratories in the country.
Visitors could view sophisticated medical equipment and
pharmaceuticals at the exhibition. Parallel to the exhibition, seminars
for professionals in the field of medicine and general public and
especially for schoolchildren will also be conducted. The Minister said
that the public need to be aware of the latest facilities available to
help them in their ailments as they think that hospitals still use
age-old treatments without updating them.
He said the exhibition will also change the misconception of our
citizens seeking treatment for minor ailments abroad by passing our
The exhibition will be an ideal opportunity for healthcare service
providers in the private sector to showcase their latest products and
services to the public and industry professionals.