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UK minister to lead health business delegation to Chennai

First published: May 7, 2013, 5:35 AM IST | Updated: May 7, 2013
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UK minister to lead health business delegation to Chennai
Delegation will include a range of universities, hospitals and private companies with interest and expertise across various sectors.

Chennai: A 26-member British business delegation, led by Kenneth Clarke, cabinet minister and the prime minister's trade envoy, will visit Tamil Nadu this week to promote healthcare partnership with the state. In a statement issued here, the British High Commission said Clarke is expected to meet Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Health Minister KC Veeramani May 8, 2013.

"On May 9, 2013 he will deliver a speech at a conference hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on Indo-UK Collaboration in Healthcare," the statement said. The delegation will include a range of universities, hospitals and private companies with interest and expertise across sectors - primary care, healthcare management and solutions, family medicine services, information and communications technology (ICT), medical equipment, medical education, hospital design and construction, consultancy and research and training.

"The Indo-British Healthcare Initiative (IBHI), established a year ago, will host an Indo-UK Oncology Summit in Chennai in September 2012. This follows the hugely successful Indo-UK Diabetes Summit and visit by Ms Soubry, UK Minister for Public Health," Mike Nithavrianakis, British deputy high commissioner, Chennai, was quoted as saying in the statement.

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