Experts from healthcare sector talk about positive impacts of collaboration at India-UAE-Israel Economic Summit in Dubai.
22 October 2021, 12:00 AM
31 October 2021, 12:00 AM
Titled the India-UAE-Israel Economic Summit, the one day forum was a collaborative effort of the Consulates of Israel and India in Dubai, the Israel Export Institute, the Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC), Bank Hapoalim and Bank of Baroda.
Healthcare sector experts on Monday discussed the positive impacts of collaboration in the medical sector at a panel discussion during the India-UAE-Israel Economic Summit on Tuesday.
Calling the trilateral summit a “force multiplier”, Dr Aman Puri, Consul-General of India to Dubai, said the forum served as a key platform for India, UAE and Israel to jointly explore areas of partnership in both the public and private sectors.
Talking about the potential of healthcare collaborations across the three countries, Dr Malathi Arshanapalai, group chief of medical services, Aster DM Healthcare, UAE, said: “Covid took us by surprise. We were quick enough to learn from how things unfolded in UAE and transfer this knowledge when it started in India. We had a lot of experiential learning. Starting from simple material things like use of PPE to learning from guidelines and protocols became extremely essential.”
"Our database of human resource and patient info would be far lesser if our two countries — India and Israel — had not collaborate. This database forms the foundation for the development of AI, which is going to be the future of every country. It will be the success story of healthcare and will help in the decision-making process.”
Aviram Suchard, general manager & CEO Philips Electronics, Israel, said: “Digital pathology has helped us diagnose diseases from far; consult doctors from the US, Israel, India. This promises better treatment to patients.”
Other panelists included Faizal E. Kottikollon, chairman, KEF Holdings, UAE; Abhishekh Sharma, CEO, Foundation Holdings, UAE; Prof Tarif Bader, CEO, Kaplan Medical Center, Israel; and Aviram (Avi) Suchard, general manager & CEO Philips Electronics; also discussed on ways such as digitisation as steps towards building new bridges between the three countries.