India’s first Virtual Healthcare and Hygiene Expo 2020 inaugurated

New Delhi, June 22, 2020: The Minister
of State for Shipping (Independent
charge) and Chemicals
& Fertilisers Mansukh
Mandaviya today inaugurated
the 1st Virtual Healthcare
& Hygienhe EXPO
2020, one of the largest
such Expos in India.
The Expo has been organised
by FICCI.
The event was inaugurated
virtually and will be live
daily from June 22 to 26.
Anurag Sharma, M.P.,
Jhansi and Chairman,
FICCI, AYUSH Committee,
Dr. Sangita Reddy, President
FICCI, P.V. Sindhu, eminent
sports personality,
Badhri Iyengar, Chairman,
FICCI Medical Devices
Fourm and other representatives
from industry attended
the Virtual EXPO.
This is the first ever
largest virtual exhibition in
India making a new beginning.
This is the new norm,
wherein business will happen
virtually as Digital India
is now making a way forward.
Speaking at the Inauguration,
the Minister said that
an ecosystem is being built
for a self-reliant India,
which will help in ramping
up domestic production in
Pharmaceutical Sector and
Health & Hygiene Sector.
Health, Hygiene & Sanitation,
Medical Textiles &
Devices, AYUSH and Wellness
sector assume greater
significance in our resolute
fight against the COVID 19
pandemic.
He highlighted various initiatives
announced by the
PM since 2014 such as providing
toilets for every
household, “Ayushman
Bharat” to cover 10 crore
family for healthcare,
“Swatch Bharat Abhiyan”,
“Suvidha Sanitary” Napkin
etc. He spoke about Jan
Aushadhi stores which are
providing quality medicines
at affordable prices.
Mandaviya elaborated
how all these initiatives
became possible due to the
firm vision of the Narendra
Modi Government.
The Minister emphasised
the importance of better
Women Health which he
said is an area where we all
should focus and work
upon. He gave the example
of “Suvidha Sanitary” Napkin
sold in Jan Aushadhi
Stores at Rs.1 per pad. Such
initiatives are a unique way
of ensuring health hygiene
of womenfolk of the country.
He agreed with P V Sindhu
that Fitness and Hygiene
are an integral part of the
Healthcare sector.
“One has to be physically
fit and manage exercise routine
to keep one healthy,” he
added.
Mandaviya also spoke
about the recent policy
announcement of Government
giving incentives for
setting up of Bulk Drug
Park and Medical Device
Park in India.
He said that Government
is ready to help the Private
Sector if they want to set up
such parks in India by equity
participation.
He explained how such
announcements will act as a
cog in the wheel of
#Atmanirbharat Abhiyan
announced by the Prime
Minister.
The Minister acknowledged
the efforts by all citizens
and especially praised
the frontline workers, the
doctors, nurses, police etc.
He appreciated and made
special acknowledgement to
the manufacturing community
who rose to the occasion
converting challenges
into opportunity.
From ramping up the
health infra, creating beds to
manufacturing PPE Kits,
Masks, Ventilators and
devices, he stated that India
Inc. has supported the government
shoulder to shoulder.
Mandaviya also spoke
about the benefits of
AYUSH and how the preparations
of AYUSH are
immunity boosters.
“Traditional medicines are
playing an important role in
supporting the Government’s
efforts to tackle the
Corona crisis,” he said.

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