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– C. D. Arha, IAS (Retd.), Chairman Indus Foundation.

Indo-Global Healthcare Expo is an important event for showcasing hospitals, healthcare centers and clinics, equipment & devices, pharmaceutical products, etc. It provides an excellent opportunity to cover the enormous Indian healthcare market with its growing demand and rising investments in the public and private healthcare sectors.

TFT : What is the primary goal of the Indo- Global Healthcare Summit & Expo 2014?
C. D. Arha : Affordable and accessible healthcare has captured the discourse on health policy in the country. Innovation and affordability go hand in hand. Frugal innovation has become a hallmark of Indian businesses and entrepreneurship across the world. The answers to most healthcare challenges also lie in innovation for increased efficiency, accessibility and affordability of healthcare. This also presents immense opportunity for healthcare organizations to continuously innovate and develop sustainable healthcare models. The Summit & Expo is a unique event for identifying and sharing successful innovative models of healthcare delivery from around the world. The event is the result of extensive work with healthcare entrepreneurs to understand the needs in healthcare delivery. The event will help professionals, entrepreneurs, industry players, investors and global institutions to collaborate for taking advantage of the latest innovations and advances. The Summit will help to improve universal access to healthcare within the framework of developing business models, supporting organizations, and fostering partnerships for exploring opportunities.

TFT : Do you think Indo-Global Healthcare Summit & Expo will benefit the participant?
C. D. Arha : The Summit & Expo offers an efficient and cost-effective means of presenting the foreign and Indian stakeholders to one another. Activities during the Summit & Expo include keynote addresses by internationally renowned healthcare experts and panel discussions by representatives of foreign and Indian healthcare providers. The Summit & Expo will be a fast-paced, well designed program, providing foreign and Indian participants with valuable exposure. The Summit & Expo will bring significant visibility to the participating organizations. The Summit & Expo will help the participants to achieve good results in terms of knowledge sharing, apart from networking. The Summit & Expo will cover approaches to meeting the needs of both practitioners and patients internationally.

Mr. C. D. Arha, 69, is the Chairman of the Indus Foundation. He joined Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1968. He served the Government of India and the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan in various top level positions. Mr. Arha was Secretary in the Ministry of Coal & Mines, Government of India. He worked with FAO of the United Nations, Rome. Mr. Arha also served as Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commission, Andhra Pradesh. He worked with distinction as Chairman of several large Indian public sector enterprises, namely, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, and Coal India Ltd. Mr. Arha is presently serving as Director of Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Ltd, Emami Cements Ltd, Anand Rathi Financial Services Ltd, and ACB (India) Ltd. He holds an M .A. (History) and Diploma in Management & Administration of Rural Development (University of Birmingham, UK).

TFT : What is the footfall you expect at Indo-Global Healthcare Summit & Expo 2014?
C. D. Arha : Around 4000 Healthcare professionals apart from general public.

TFT : You take on the expected volume of business to be generated by the event?
C. D. Arha : This unique international event is expected to generate US $ 100 million business.

TFT : How many countries are participating at Indo-Global Healthcare Summit & Expo 2014? Can you please name them?
C. D. Arha : Indo-Global Healthcare Summit & Expo 2014 has attracted participation from various countries around the World like USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Italy, Egypt, Romania, UAE, Korea, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka etc.

TFT : Please explain about the frequency and the cities of the event?
C. D. Arha : The event is slated to be annual event and is scheduled in June every year. The month of June is the most suitable for participants from overseas.

TFT : What is the target market of Indo- Global Healthcare Summit & Expo 2014?
C. D. Arha : This Summit and Expo is for global and domestic players. Indo-Global Healthcare Expo is an important event for showcasing hospitals, healthcare centers and clinics, equipment & devices, pharmaceutical products, etc. It provides an excellent opportunity to cover the enormous Indian healthcare market with its growing demand and rising investments in the public and private healthcare sectors.

TFT : Your expectations for Indo-Global Healthcare Summit & Expo 2014?
C. D. Arha : The Summit & Expo is truly unique and very important, as it has the potential of changing Indian Healthcare for the better. Our motto is: Healthcare Excellence Without Borders. We are confident that the Summit & Expo 2014 will be taken advantage of by medical and healthcare professionals apart from other stakeholders who are interested in bringing about equitable, sustainable, and quality healthcare system that would have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of our citizens. We look forward to participation and active involvement by doctors, hospitals & clinics, medical colleges, pharmaceutical / medical equipment manufacturers, and others connected with healthcare. The Summit & Expo 2014 will be an excellent platform to bring about healthcare excellence in India.


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