|The 13th Pharmed & Healthcare Vietnam began yesterday (Sep 19) in HCM City. Photo kinhtedothi.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The 13th Pharmed & Healthcare Vietnam expo opened on Wednesday at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in HCM City’s District 7.
More than 150 foreign firms and hundreds of local manufacturers and distributors of drugs and medical equipment are showcasing their latest products and technologies used in the medical and pharmaceutical industries and hospitals.
The four-day event is a platform for global medical equipment and drug companies to find local distributors and business partners.
Products on display include drugs, drug manufacturing and packaging machinery, diagnostic equipment, healthcare and rehabilitation equipment, surgical instruments, beauty care equipment and products, and others.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyễn Đình Anh, head of the Ministry of Health’s Department of Communications, Emulation and Reward, said the demand for drugs and medical equipment would continue to grow strongly in the next few years as healthcare services across the country improve.
"The Ministry of Health wants local pharmaceutical and medical manufacturers and businesses to enhance co-operation with foreign partners" at the event, he said.
The expo is organised by ADPEX JSC, the Central Health Communication and Education Centre, the Việt Nam Pharmaceutical Companies Association, and the Việt Nam Medical Products Import – Export Joint Stock Company. —VNS