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Claude Rafin represents at Australian Business Week in India (ABWI)

October 23, 2017

Claude and Carolina Rafin (pictured below) took part in the second ABWI which took place in India from 28 August to 1 September 2017. They accompanied the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment. Claude said, “I had the privilege of visiting new Delhi and Bangalore, India, for the ABWI to foster trade and innovation within life sciences and health care, together with some 100 other Australia business leaders (20 of whom were in the life sciences stream). Amongst many site visits I was struck by the sheer enormity of the task of providing health care to the vast population of India and how their top hospital administrators and government are making such a huge difference.

“I met the inspirational Dr Devi Prasad Shetty of Narayana Health Care Group. Dr Shetty is a cardiac surgeon who established what is now a multi-city hospital group providing high quality, low cost surgeries. As one example, with one hospital alone they conduct 60 odd complex heart surgeries per day. Dr Shetty, through innovation, has reduced the cost of these surgeries by over 50% without affecting quality and health outcomes. His group are doing some amazing work.

“I also had the pleasure of visiting Tata Elxsi in Bangalore. Tata Group are a worldwide phenomenon, having interests in steel, transport, health, the arts, engineering, innovation and design, housing and much more. I visited their innovation campus and saw several of their cutting edge innovations in artificial intelligence, motor vehicle driving automation, CGI and much more.

“INS is currently collaborating with some Indian organisations. A number of presentations and discussions were had with Indian government and businesses to facilitate partnership opportunities. Stay tuned for some really exciting news.

“I trust you enjoy reading the newsletter. You will find below some really exciting new services and technology releases. In particular our new SmartHome ecosystem continues to evolve and add valuable ageing-in-place functions. I thank you for your continuing support of our group.”

Claude and Carolina Rafin (pictured) of INS LifeGuard, part of The INS Group, attended the Australian Digital Health & Life Sciences Delegation in India.

Click here to see more pictures of the ABWI event.