Head of the supreme organizing committee, Badr Al-Inizi, said in a press conference that the idea of organizing this international medical fair and conference in Kuwait to serve the health sector in Iraq is an important step in the cooperation between Iraq and Kuwait. Also, to encourage and support investors, companies and institutions who are interested in investing in the Iraqi market through this specialized international gathering. The fair will display the innovations in the medical field and the developments on them in order to help the medical and health sector in Iraq move forward.
He added that Iraq's great desire was the main reason for organizing this fair and the seminar that is about to be hold in order to establish relations between Iraqi and Kuwaiti doctors as well as between unions, governmental and private institutions from both countries. This will pave the way for big investments in all fields especially the medical one which can take investments in millions or even billions USD.
Al-Inizi said that more than 500 international companies and institutions will participate in the fair to display their latest products and modern medical equipments that fulfill the Iraqi demand. The fair will be held on (Fairs Ground), in addition to organizing and establishing workshops during the conference.
The fair aims at training Iraqi doctors to operate the modern medical devices displayed within its wings as well as in the international market.
Dr. Nameer Annahi, head of pharmacy division in Basrah, said that this international conference serves the constructing process in Iraq because it introduces us to the best there is in the modern science of medicine. It will, also, supply health sector in Iraq with devices and equipments that it needs very much.
Dr. Nameer stated that Iraqi government is working on encouraging investments in Iraq. Therefore, it started facilitating things for the investors who desire to enter the Iraqi market which needs more of the medical and therapeutic products. So, this is a very promising opportunity to invest in Iraq for the ambitious companies and institutions. He pointed out that the government is seriously intending to establish more hospitals and health centers to fulfill the public needs of medical care and health services.
Dr. Qusai Zeebari, head of surgery division at Assadr Instructional Hospital and representative of doctors union in Iraq, said that investments in Iraq are very promising and they can take a lot of products that develop health and medical services as well as enhancing health sector here. He pointed out that this field has an increasing demand for medical products around the clock. He confirmed that health sector in Iraq is in great need for the medicine and drugs that will be provided by the companies, institutions and investors participating in the fair and conference.
He explained that many contracts will be concluded between the Iraqi side and the rest of the Arab and foreign investors to fulfill the needs of the local market in the medical sector in Iraq. Zeebari said that there are some regulations that goes along with the international policy of investing in the field of importing drugs and medical equipments, but the government is trying hard to facilitate the procedures and simplify them. The government is, also, working on adjusting laws and legislations to attract the foreign investor.(Source)Alsabah