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Minister Sanderson's mission boosts Western Australia-India Healthcare Ties

Minister Sanderson's mission boosts Western Australia-India Healthcare Ties

Minister for Health and Mental Health Amber-Jade Sanderson embarked on a mission to India to strengthen WA-India links across the healthcare, medical, and life sciences sectors. Leading a health skilling and business delegation, the Minister’s mission spanned from February 22 to March 2, 2024, across Chennai, Hyderabad, Nashik and Trivandrum.

During the mission, Minister Sanderson held important meetings with distinguished figures including Hon. Ma. Subramanian, Minister for Health & Family Welfare, and Mr. Gagandeep Singh Bedi, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government, Health, and Family Welfare Department. 

Minister Sanderson acknowledged the significance of this state in the healthcare landscape of India and delivered key addresses at prestigious institutions including nursing colleges and renowned hospitals such as MGM Hospital, Madras Medical College – Dr. Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, and Kauvery Hospital. 

The Health Skilling Symposium in Chennai, organized in partnership with the Apollo Group, played a crucial role in showcasing Western Australia's healthcare opportunities to potential skilled migrants. A significant highlight of the mission was Minister Sanderson's keynote address at the Valedictory of Umagine Chennai 2024, a prestigious global technology, entrepreneurship, and skills summit. 

Minister Sanderson's mission to India marked a significant milestone in strengthening the relationship between Western Australia and India, opening up new avenues for collaboration, investment, and talent exchange in the healthcare sector. Recruiting additional healthcare workers is a key priority for the Western Australia Government, with forecasts predicting WA will need an additional 5,000 FTE doctors and nurses by 2033.