Riyadh, (Saudi Arabia): In a significant meeting aimed at fostering bilateral cooperation in the burgeoning field of health technology, Ambassador Dr. Suhel Khan of the Embassy of India in Riyadh met with esteemed personalities from the Indian health sector, including Dr. Senorita Isac, Director of the eHealth System, India, and the distinguished Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardee, Dr. Karimuddin. The discussions centered around exploring and expanding opportunities within the health tech sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) alongside other mutual interests that promise to benefit both nations.
This strategic dialogue underscores the commitment of both countries to collaborate closely in the health tech domain, an area that has shown exponential growth and paramount importance, especially in the wake of the global health crisis. The meeting highlighted the potential for technological innovations in healthcare to enhance patient care, streamline healthcare services, and contribute to the overall wellbeing of the populations in India and Saudi Arabia.
Ambassador Khan emphasized the importance of leveraging technology to address healthcare challenges, stating, “This meeting is a stepping stone towards a robust partnership between India and Saudi Arabia in the health tech sector. By sharing knowledge, expertise, and best practices, we can revolutionize healthcare delivery in our respective countries and set a benchmark for others to follow.”
Dr. Senorita Isac shared insights on the advancements in India’s eHealth systems and expressed eagerness to collaborate with Saudi counterparts to integrate innovative solutions that can enhance healthcare accessibility and efficiency. Dr. Karimuddin, known for his contributions to the health sector and the Indian diaspora, highlighted the potential for knowledge exchange and joint ventures that can lead to groundbreaking advancements in health technology.
The discussions also ventured into broader areas of mutual interest, including the strengthening of bilateral ties through technology transfer, research collaborations, and capacity building in the health sector. The meeting concluded on a positive note, with a mutual agreement to explore concrete steps for collaboration and to keep the momentum going through regular dialogues and exchanges.
This engagement marks a pivotal moment in Indo-Saudi relations, opening avenues for future cooperation that will not only benefit the health sector but also contribute to the socio-economic development of both nations.