The four-day event was co-hosted by the Health Ministry, the Vietnam Medical Products Import-Export JSC (Vimedimex) and the Vietnam Advertisement & Fair Exhibition (Vietfair).
Speaking at the event, Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien said domestic and foreign businesses are encouraged to invest in medical equipment, hospital and health services. The Vietnam Medi-Pharm offers chances for businesses to exchange information on various fields in the medical sector and step up investment in health services development to meet people’s demand, she added.
Major products on display at 535 stalls include pharmaceuticals, health food, medical equipment, health care products, chemicals and lab equipment.
This is the first time Polish enterprises attend the event with software on medical cost, electronic spare parts and automation.
The Health Ministry’s display area will disseminate the Party and State’s policies and laws on health care, achievements and major tasks of Vietnam’s medical sector this year.
Concurrent events will be the Vietnam International Hospital Exhibition, the International Rehabilitation & Healthcare Technology Exhibition & Conference, the International Dental Exhibition, and seminars and forums on cardio-vascular diseases, and vaccination.
As part of the exhibitions there will be consultancy on medical law, pharmaceutical market, public health care and epidemics prevention, among others.
The Vietnam Medi-Pharm was first held in 1994 and has become an annual event held in May in Hanoi.