Muscat – In a move reinforcing Oman’s commitment to advancing healthcare, organisers announced details of the upcoming Oman Health Exhibition and Conference (OHEC) at a press conference on Monday.
Key figures, including Dr Qamra al Sariri, Director General of Quality Assurance Centre, Dr Said Mohamed al Mughairi, Director of Quality Assurance and Patient Safety, Directorate of Private Health Establishments, and Ashley Roberts, Managing Director of CONNECT, outlined the event’s significance.
Scheduled from September 18 to 20 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, it is an initiative by CONNECT in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
Besides showcasing the latest in healthcare technologies and practices, OHEC will focus on collaborations and trade promotion. Running simultaneously, the Oman Health Conference will feature discussions on the future of healthcare, modern medicine and investment strategies.
Notably, World Patient Safety Day will be observed on the second day of the event, focusing on patient engagement and community involvement.
“Bringing together national and international healthcare experts allows us to exchange knowledge and experiences, which is crucial for the development of Oman’s healthcare sector,” Dr Qamra said about the event
OHEC’s alignment with Oman’s Health Vision 2050 underscores its role in positioning the sultanate as a prime destination for medical tourism. The event promises diverse participation, including representatives from India, Iran, Malaysia, Thailand, Poland, Pakistan, the UK and Lebanon.
An additional highlight is a VIP delegation from Malaysia, led by Farizal B Jaafar, Acting CEO of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, which alongside major Malaysian hospitals, aims to showcase its healthcare offerings and explore collaboration avenues in the Middle East.
OHEC will also put a spotlight on a dedicated Malaysian pavilion. Commenting on this, Jaafar said, “We’re committed to offering our medical expertise to the Middle East. I invite industry stakeholders and potential healthcare travellers to visit our pavilion and discover Malaysian Healthcare. We aim for meaningful dialogue and potential collaborations to enhance our presence in the region.”