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UK minister to lead health business delegation to Chennai

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May 07, 2013 at 05:35am IST

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.

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.

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