Arogya 2012 to showcase Lanka's healthcare potential
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) and the
Ministry of Health will hold the Arogya 2012 International Healthcare
Exhibition and Medical Symposium at the BMICH from August 17-19 to
promote the potential and capabilities of Sri Lankan healthcare sector
and position the country as a health education hub in South Asia.
"Arogya 2012" will showcase Sri Lanka's standard of the healthcare
sector, its facilities and expertise.
Diagnosis, knowledge on health and nutrition, special project to
combat communicable diseases and opportunities for business and
investment in the healthcare sector are some of the key areas that will
Deputy Minister of Health Lalith Disanayake said, "Today Sri Lanka is
one of the best medical service providers in Asia.We can promote our
medical industry for tourists too. Medical tourism is one of growing
tourism sectors in the world. With our free medical facilities this will
help bringing more revenue to the country. By this exhibition we could
woo investors to the sector," he said.
Arogya 2012 Committee Chairman, Sujeeva Samaraweera said, Sri Lanka
"could be easily accessed through direct air link between the country
and the rest of the world," he said.
He said "The aim of the exhibition is to create an awareness on
advanced treatment and new products and services among the public,
professionals, students overseas visitors and private sector healthcare
All stakeholders in the healthcare sector including local and
international healthcare providers, professionals in the healthcare
sector, local and international buyers and sellers of medical related
products and services, academics and students, investors and public will
participate," he said.