South Asian Satellite to provide tele-medicine service

High Commissioner Sandhu.

India-Sri Lanka cooperation in health sector has strengthened in recent years, said High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu.

“Let us continue to work together to better and healthier societies”, Sandhu said at the opening ceremony of Medicare Show which began on 2 March 2018 in Colombo.

“We have recently agreed on the modalities to operationlize the 1990 Emergency Ambulance Services in Sri Lanka under an Indian grant,” said Sandhu at the three-day exhibition being held 2-4 Mar 2018.

He highlighted Indian grants in the medical and hospital sector in Sri Lanka.

“The South Asian Satellite, which India launched in May, will also provide services in tele-medicine, and tele-education. These are important milestones in our bilateral relations,” said Sandhu.

The healthcare industry of India, valued at over US$150 billion is one of the largest growing in the economy – both in terms of revenue and employment generation.

It is expected to reach nearly US$280 billion by 2020 due to growing demand for specialised and quality services.

Over 50 Indian companies specializing in healthcare services, medical tourism, pharmaceutical & medical equipment devices and suppliers participated in the show, organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. fii-news.com

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