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India-Oman businesses forum's focus on food industry, healthcare
September 9, 2015 | 10:13 PM
by Times News Service
Representatives of 16 Indian companies from the food industry sector and seven companies from the health sector attended the meet. The meeting was also attended by representatives of some 50 Omani companies
 
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Muscat: The Embassy of India in Muscat organised a Business Meet on Tuesday for the visiting Indian delegation from the food, commodity and processing industry and healthcare sector, to provide a platform for interactions with business people from the two countries. The Business Meet was organised to help strengthen partnerships in food processing and healthcare sectors between India and Oman.

Representatives of 16 Indian companies from the food industry sector and seven companies from the health sector attended the meet. The meeting was also attended by representatives of some 50 Omani companies, organisations, and Government Departments dealing with the food industry and health sectors. The Business Meet enabled close interaction between businessmen from the two countries, enabling them to seek out new opportunities for improving India’s exports of agro-products and increase medical tourism from Oman to India.

A large number of patients from Oman travel to India for specialty medical treatments. India offers state-of-the-art hospitals, highly qualified doctors, skilled nurses and paramedical staffs. Treatment costs in India are very low, compared to other locations.

The opportunity provided by the Business Meet was used to announce that the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), in association with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC), will be organizing 'Advantage Health Care India 2015', an International Summit on Medical Value Travel from October 5-7 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India.



It was explained that the main features of the event are: Exhibition; BSM and B-2-B Meetings for developing relations with hospitals and healthcare centers; Knowledge Sharing Program: for technology sharing and interaction by top Indian and foreign doctors and medical experts; Health Ministers’ Round Table Conference and Hospital Visits: to familiarise participants about the Indian hospital infrastructure and processes, as well as technology being used.

The Embassy also noted that Omani business and health travellers may take advantage of Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA), which is enabled by the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), known as the e-Tourist Visa. The Sultanate of Oman was included in the first group of 44 countries that were allowed to travel on e-visas to India. TVoA is for all types of travellers, including business, medical, tourism and others, for durations of 30 days and restricted to a maximum of two times per year. At present, e-Tourist Visa facilities are available for citizens of more than 100 countries arriving at 15 Airports in India.



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