Muscat – The much-awaited Oman Health Exhibition and Conference (OHEC) began at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center on Monday.
Scheduled to run for three days, the event was inaugurated by HH Sayyid Fahr bin Fatik Bin Fahr al Said and witnessed the presence of officials from different ministries and industry leaders apart from top-level delegates from different countries.
OHEC has registered the participation of over 150 Omani companies and international players from more than 16 countries including the Czech Republic, Iran, India, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, and the UAE.
Organized by CONNECT (Oman Exhibitions Organizing Company) and conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Health, OHEC is supported by the Directorate General of Pharmaceutical Affairs and Drug Control, the Directorate General of Quality Assurance Center and Directorate General of Private Health Establishments.
The event also saw the Oman Health Conference being organized by the Oman Medical Association (OMA).
Dr Walid Khaled al Zadjali, Chairman of the OMA’s Board of Directors, said, “This health conference and exhibition is a good step forward in translating Oman Vision 2040. At OMA, we firmly believe that such medical meetings have the most significant and sustained impact on reinforcing and consolidating the professional relationship among the participants, enhancing the scientific research process as well as sharing experiences in various scientific and health arenas.”
The CPD certified OMA is accredited by the Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB).
OHEC provides a platform for business-to-business and business-to-customer networking opportunities, while at the same time, it mirrors the sultanate’s keenness in nurturing SMEs.
The exhibition focuses primarily on healthcare, medical tourism, hospital, and medical infrastructure, which are assessed to be critical elements with potential to drive sustainable progress in the sector, said the organizers.
Visitors to the exhibition can make the most of a wide array of products and services targeting cardiology, nutrition, eye care, and counselling. It also includes childcare products, dental services, lab equipment, and medical disposables, while offering insights on the latest advancements in physiotherapy and orthopedic technology.
In response to the increasing importance of medical tourism and its role in improving access to quality healthcare, the exhibition features dedicated pavilions to enlighten visitors on the various treatments, technologies, and trends prevalent in different countries.
The pavilion has four exhibitors from India, in addition to the Iran and Thailand pavilions, showcasing their cutting-edge innovative solutions in healthcare.