Deputy Governor, Ogun State, Mrs. Noimot Salako-Oyedele has said the technologies needed to upgrade the health industry should be made easily accessible across the country.
Speaking in Lagos at the 9th Medic West Africa Exhibition and Conference, organised by Informa Markets, Salako-Oyedele, 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.
She said, “I think it is very important that these technologies needed to upgrade our health industry and provide international-standard healthcare are brought to our doorstep. I welcome Medic West Africa as a platform for key stakeholders to explore what is needed for our facilities and learn more about the newest innovations in healthcare.’’
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 Market’s 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.