GAMBIA SEEKS INDIA’S HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO BUILD ITS HEALTHCARE, SAYS ITS HEALTH MINISTER

GAMBIA SEEKS INDIA’S HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO BUILD ITS HEALTHCARE, SAYS ITS HEALTH MINISTER

GAMBIA SEEKS INDIA’S HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO BUILD ITS HEALTHCARE, SAYS ITS HEALTH MINISTER

 

No.PR-126
October 28, 2015
New Delhi

 

GAMBIA SEEKS INDIA’S HEALTH SOLUTIONS TO BUILD ITS HEALTHCARE, SAYS ITS HEALTH MINISTER
 

Minister of Health, Republic of the Gambia Mr. Omar Sey on Wednesday called upon India Inc., especially in its health segment to provide essential and life saving’s drugs to his countrymen as also urged for its investment in the country to enable it provide suitable and affordable health facility to the people of Gambia.
 

Addressing India Africa Business Forum meeting here today on “Delivering Affordable Healthcare Solutions for Africa” under aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was part of the ongoing India Africa Forum Summit 2015, Mr. Sey said, “essential and life saving’s drugs including necessary pharma equipment and articles are in utter shortage in the entire African continents and especially so in Gambia and therefore, sought the help of Indian pharmaceuticals and health industry to reach out to Africa to equip it with facility in this segment”.
 

The Minister indicated that Gambia would provide for a safe and stable industrial environment and atmosphere for Indian industry and its investments given the fact that the relations between India and Gambia have grown over the years and matured significantly in such proportion as sufficient mutual trust has already been built which will further cement their bilateral ties.
 

In his welcome remarks, Secretary General, PHD Chamber, Mr. Saurabh Sanyal assured the entire African continents for the support of the Indian industry on behalf of the Chamber and added that with India – Africa Business Forum meeting here at New Delhi, the Gambia in particular and the African continents in general will receive significant investment from Indian industry to improve the lot of health segment as well as essential and life saving drugs.
 

The sentiments express by Mr. Sanyal were fully endorsed by other panellists on the occasion comprising such as Director General, Business Diplomacy Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Ms. Hirut Zemen; CEO of NCCI, Mr. Tarah Shaanika; President designate, Apollo Hospitals Group, Dr. K Hariprasad; Chairman & Managing Director, Medanta-The Medicity, Dr. Naresh Trehan; Chief Executive Officer, SRL Limited, Mr. Sandeep Vashishta and Chairman, International Affairs Committee for Africa, PHD Chamber, Mr. Sanjeev Sardana.
 

ENDS

Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal
Consultant (PR)