A high-level delegation, led by UK’s National Health Service (NHS) chairman Malcolm Grant, will be visiting the country as part an agreement between both the nations to increase investment and co-operation in health and related sectors.
This delegation is a part of the agreement between UK and India during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK where the two Prime Ministers emphasised the potential to increase investment and co-operation in health and related sectors, British High Commission sources said.
The visit is also is part of the agreement between India and UK to develop 11 joint health institutes.
Facilitated by UK Trade Investments in India, the delegation, which consists of 23 UK companies working on modern healthcare, will be in the national capital on June 6 and visit Mumbai on June 8 to support India’s smart healthcare initiatives.
In November last year, both India and UK had signed a joint statement to support the development of 11 Indo-UK institutes of health across 11 states in India.
In Delhi, Sir Malcolm will be inaugurating an exhibition, meet senior health ministry officials and hold a round-table with leading hospitals in north India, they said.
He is also meet innovative health companies and investors.
In Mumbai, he will jointly inaugurate the exhibition with Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant and Pratap Reddy from Apollo Hospitals.
He will discuss strengthening ties between the UK and Maharashtra in the healthcare sector and also meet private hospitals, innovative companies and hold an interactive session with medical students in Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial College, they added.
The healthcare mission represents the UK healthcare sector’s researchers, scientists, engineers, designers, National Health Service clinicians and an unrivalled database and network of healthcare professionals.