The two-day exhibition evokes overwhelming response with decision makers in the industry throng the venue to know about latest equipments available in the market
Ahmedabad, October 28, 2012
The second edition of “Hospital Tech 2012” – a two-day exhibition on medical equipments and hospital infrastructure –organized in Ahmedabad by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), concurrently with “Health & Hospital Conclave 2012”, has evoked overwhelming response from the healthcare professional not only from Gujarat but also from neighboring states like Rajasthan. The visitors have shown keen interest particularly in the new products launched at the exhibition by various companies and most of the exhibitors, total 70 in number, expect higher conversion ratio.
Some of the products made available in the market for the first time through the expo include Irrigation & Irrigation cum Suction Machines (from Medicare Equipments), Blood Glucose Monitors (Omron), Automatic Shoe Cover Machine (Shuban Global) and Medical Gas Management Systems & OR & ICU turnkey solutions (Draeger Medical). The leading companies participating in the exhibition include DePuy Medical, Force Motors, Draeger, Zimmer, Attune, Mahindra & Mahindra, Hosmac, Easy Care, Janak Healthcare, Kopran Laboratories, Kimberly Clarke, Meditek Engineers, United Surgicals and ISS Integrated Facility Services. A larger number of doctors and healthcare professionals including hospital & nursing home owners, private practitioners, specialists, surgeons and so on from across Gujarat visited the exhibition during the two days.
“It is nice to see all the latest products, equipments and infrastructural solutions under one roof and I am happy that this exhibition gives me complete idea of all the technology available in the market,” said Dr. Yogesh N. Shah, a visitor. Expressing similar view, another visitor, Dr. P. M. Hatekar, a physician from Pune, said, “The exhibition is definitely very helpful. It enhances our knowledge about the advance hospital management and new equipments enabling us to run hospitals efficiently.”
The Genio Ambulance displayed at the exhibition by Mahindra & Mahindra is built on India’s most advanced Pick Up (Mahindra Genio) having mDICRDe engine, aerodynamic design, car like ride, handling & comfort. The ambulance is first “box on chassis” type modern and advanced ambulance of India. These types of ambulance are mostly used in the western countries only. It conforms to norms of “National Code of Ambulance”, which will be in force in India very soon. It is equipped with all life-saving instruments and has unique features like anti-bacterial GRP body, ergonomic interiors and reverse parking camera.
Commenting on response evoked by the exhibition, Mr. Gaurav Gautam, Dy. Divisional Manager (West-II), Force Motors Ltd, said, “The medical fraternity in Gujarat has keen interest in the various variants of ambulance offered by us. More importantly, most of the visitors have minutely inquired about various unique features of the products. The hospital owners and decision makers in the industry were highly impressed by the models, which facilitate jerk-free travel in the shortest possible time and we expect a good business from Gujarat in days to come.”
Two workshops on “Methodology behind Cleaning & Hygiene” and “Cloud in Healthcare” were also organized in order to create awareness about these critical aspects of the healthcare industry. At a time when the healthcare industry is under pressure due escalating cost of operations, the main objective of the workshops was to help the segment in reducing the cost.
According to experts, outsourcing of operations for cleaning and maintaining hygiene conditions in the hospitals can not only reduce the cost for the same by 10 to 20 %, but also help in increasing the service level to the best extent possible. Similarly, cloud computing can reduce the cost of ownership of any healthcare units up to 30% depending upon the nature and type of charges selected.