The Deputy Governor, Ogun State, Noimot Salako-Oyedele, has said technologies needs to be upgraded in the health industry and to be made easily accessible across the country.
Speaking in Lagos at the 9th Medic West Africa Exhibition and Conference, organised by Informa Markets, the deputy governor explained that there was a need for Medic West Africa to bridge the technology and knowledge in Nigeria and West Africa.
The theme of the exhibition and conference was, Leveraging disruption in healthcare – Opportunities and challenges in technology.
Medic West Africa’s Exhibition Manager, Mr Amogh Wadwalkar, expressed his satisfaction with its growth, continuity of legacy and impact.
He said, “Ten years ago, Medic West Africa began as a platform to showcase the latest innovations in healthcare technology to industry players for the advancement of regional health infrastructures.
Now, it has grown to not only be a peerless exhibition platform but also a place of discourse concerning topical issues challenging the healthcare industry.’’
Informa Markets Group Director for Healthcare, Solenne Singer, also said its role at Informa Markets was to bring together manufacturers to meet with local buyers to aid in the sourcing of health equipment and solutions for their facilities and the people of Nigeria.
Among the technologies exhibited at the conference were state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostics.