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Medicare exhibition generates awareness on health

Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva
Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva

MEDICARE 2018, a healthcare exhibition, was held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall in Colombo recently.

In his welcome address during the opening ceremony, Deputy Director General Medical Services, Ministry of Health and Chairman for Medicare 2018, Dr. Amal Harsha de Silva said, “Sri Lanka has maintained good health standards during the past several years within a limited budget. The motto of this big exhibition is to bring in all healthcare centres under one roof to generate awareness about health and to set a benchmark standard in the country. Sri Lanka has been a role model for the globe in changing the medical culture of the country.” The chief guest, Minister of Health, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said, “Sri Lanka is a role model for the world, and the WHO has requested all other nations to follow this model.

All health indicators in Sri Lanka have grown tremendously that they’re now in par with US and UK standards. Sri Lanka has come a very long way to provide superior quality health services as in many developed countries. At present, Sri Lanka has one of the best health services in the world.”

The three-day event, held for the ninth occasion, was organised with the support of the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine. The exhibition provided the public with timely, accurate and important information and updates on health issues as well as the latest technology available for disease diagnosis, prevention and cure methodologies.

Government and private sector institutions came forward to make the showpiece event a huge success.

The event showcased the latest trends in modern healthcare in Sri Lankan hospitals, laboratories as well as the global medical sector. Over 200 local and foreign exhibitors actively involved during the event.

These included a number of healthcare service providers from India, Iran and China. Following the exhibition in Colombo, the exhibition moved to Jaffna, marking a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s medical exhibition.

It is being held at the Weerasingham Hall and ends today, March 11.