The Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) organized a half-day seminar in Moka, as part of World Standards Day 2023, focusing on the theme “Shared vision for a better world.” The event was attended by the Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs, and Cooperatives, Mr. Soomilduth Bholah, and featured the Chairperson of the Standards Council, Mr. Sanjiv Mulloo, and Dr. Anne Ancia from the World Health Organization, among other distinguished guests.
Minister Bholah highlighted the importance of international standards in ensuring safety, sustainability, and improved global healthcare. He emphasized that standards play a vital role in achieving Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in healthcare and well-being. Standards provide a framework for digital health technologies, research, development, and healthcare device maintenance, contributing to effective policy-making and regulation.
The Minister acknowledged the Mauritius Standards Bureau as a pivotal hub for businesses to align with regulatory compliance and harmonize their practices with established standards. He also mentioned the ISO 7101 standard for healthcare organization management, aimed at assisting organizations in navigating healthcare complexities.
Dr. Ancia commended Mauritius’s progress in healthcare standards over the past two decades but emphasized the need for further improvement, sensitization campaigns, and prevention programs to combat non-communicable diseases and reduce mortality rates.
ProCare Health Services Ltd, represented by our Director – Divia Deesha Gungah Gokool, was also present at this enlightening seminar, which shed light on the significance of standardisation in various sectors and its contribution to a better world.
(Photos courtesy of GIS Mauritius – 16 Oct 2023)