India Pavilion at Hospitalar 2018
India is participating in Hospitalar 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil for the third time, with 47 Indian companies displaying their products ranging from hospital disposable solutions, hospital equipment manufacturing to general medical devices. The third edition of 'India Pavilion' was organized by FICCI and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, in New Delhi on 23 May 2018.
Ashok Das, Indian Ambassador to Brazil, inaugurated the India Pavilion at Hospitalar 2018 and said it would showcase India's strength in the healthcare and medical devices and equipment sector. He added, 'As we celebrate 70 years of India-Brazil diplomatic relations, it is fitting that our governments and businesses come together with renewed vigour, to take our strategic partnership forward. In this regard, I want to mention the healthcare sector of India, which has gained global recognition today. India's advantage lies in its cost competitiveness compared to its peers in Asia and Western countries, particularly in healthcare services and hospital equipment. I am sure that we can collaborate more in this sector.'
The participation of Indian companies at India Pavilion showcased the latest products and innovations, new solutions and services for hospitals, laboratories, drugstores, private practitioners and clinics. This was further leveraged by the Indian Embassy in Brazil and Consulate General of India, São Paulo.
The highlights included various B2B sessions and an exclusive exhibition showcasing India's
potential in the field of medical equipment and manufacturing technology. These include medical devices used in various specializations like infusion and transfusion therapy, dialysis, gastroenterology, urology, anesthesia, surgery, general medical disposables, catheters and tubes, dental, endoscopy, laparoscopy, ophthalmology, gynecology, nephrology and radiology.
Hospitalar is a platform for business generation and technological growth in the healthcare industry and brings buyers and suppliers together.
The government has taken multiple steps to boost the Indian medical device manufacturing in the country by allowing 100 per cent automatic FDI in the sector, rolling back of the import duty concessions for 67 medical devices and setting-up three Medical Tech Parks, in process in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Dignitaries at Hospitalar 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil.