Kozhikode: The sixth edition of Kerala Health Tourism (KHT), the flagship programme of the Health & Tourism Sector in Kerala, was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at The Raviz Resort and Spa Kadavu here. U V Jose, District Collector, Kozhikode, inaugurating the event, emphasised the need for public and private organisations to work in partnership to develop suitable policies and medical infrastructure and promote them. He also stressed the need to improve the connect between the industry and the government so that the medical tourism sector evolves well.
The two-day programme was organised by CII in partnership with the Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) to project the medical and tourism facilities in North Kerala. The programme, aimed to create awareness and get all stakeholders together to promote Kerala as the hub for medical tourism in India by 2020, included a two-day exhibition and B2B & B2G meetings. More than 300 national and international delegates from several Gulf countries were among the participants.
Dr. A Velumani, Chairman and Managing Director, Thyrocare; Harinder Singh Sidhu, Vice President-Corporate Development & Head-International Business, Apollo Hospitals; G Krishna Kumar, Chairman, CII Kerala & Managing Director, Rubfila International Ltd; Dr Soman Jacob, CEO, Baby Memorial Hospital; K E Moidu, Chairman, CII Kerala Health Tourism 2017 &Director, Meitra Hospital & Managing Director, Peekay Steel Castings (P) Ltd; E M Najeeb, Convener, CII Kerala Health Care Panel & Executive Director, KIMS Global; K E Shanavaz, Chairman, CII North Kerala & Joint Managing Director, Peekay Steel Castings (P) Ltd; Padmashree Dr A Marthanda Pillai, Chairman, Ananthapuri Hospitals & Research Institute; and Meharoof I Manalody, Vice Chairman, CII North Kerala & Chairman and Managing Director, G Tec Education were among those who spoke.