Bangalore Health Festival to bring people, healthcare industry closer

Bangalore Health Festival to bring people, healthcare industry closer

Bangalore Health Festival to bring people, healthcare industry closer

The four-day Bangalore Health Festival-2017, set to begin from May 4, will have players in the healthcare sector showing their specialties while bringing people the information required to build confidence among the public.

“This is an entry-free event. Basically we want to remove the barrier that exists between the healthcare industry and the people that has led to lot of suspicion.
This barrier blocks the health sector from view, leading to speculation and allegations. We want to build an environment where people get to know about a hospital or a product and ask every question they have,” said event director Deepak Thimaya.

The festival is being organised by TV House Network at Tripuravasini, Palace Grounds. The idea behind the event is to make Bengaluru the health capital of India. “Many people come to Bengaluru from various parts of the country, even from foreign nations, because of the well-known doctors and specialities offered here. The festival wants to build on that momentum,” Thimaya explained.

He said the best hospitals in the country and the best industries engaged in research and development in the medical field will set up stalls at the event. “It will be a great opportunity for startups to showcase their ideas. It is a free space where knowledge transformation and innovation will happen,” he added.

The festival also features talks by experts on future of medicine, healthy lifestyle, new innovations and discoveries and preventive healthcare among other topics. Prestigious medical institutions will showcase their specialties. There will be business sessions where investors will back ideas that complement healthcare.

There are also events aimed at general public ranging from street plays and health games to documentary and film shows as well as panel discussions. “Free health checkup will also be conducted. There will be opportunities for people to interact with experts in a particular field,” Thimaya said.

Thimaya said every stall will have four basic characters. “It will feature the best quality, it will interest people, it will educate them and finally, the visitors will benefit after spending their time there,” he said.

He said the aim is to make the event a true festival so that people will have a sense of participation. “Even the stalls of pharmaceutical companies will be much more than just medical stalls,” he added.