The healthcare supply chain, from therapeutics to disease prevention, is in the spotlight and an opportunity that Taiwan cannot afford to miss given its strength of medicine, biotechnology and ICT, according to Tsai’s speech at the opening ceremony for the Healthcare Expo on 3 December in Taipei.
In her speech, areas of focus are as follows.
The government is working to respond to issues flagged in the white paper released recently by the Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry (IBMI), notably with regulatory affairs, talent development and investment, in order for the Six Core Strategic Industries policymaking to maintain consistency with the industry’s perspective.
The government will push forward digital-transforming the healthcare industry. AIoT, 5G, cloud computing and technologies as such are of top priority.
Access to raw materials and electronic components necessary to the global pandemic prevention must be secured. The government shall continue on with inventory management endeavours and factor in capacities, demands and sources.
President Tsai called for cross-sectoral cooperation in critical times at the end of her speech, she went on to the Epidemic Prevention Top 50 pavilion where RT-PCR testing kits and devices, contactless/remote technologies and their applications were displayed.
High-profile officials and IBMI leaderships including Jin-Pyng Wang, Founder of IBMI, Si-Kun You, President of Legislative Yuan, Tsung-Tsong Wu, Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology, Li-Feng Lee, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Health and Welfare, Wen-Sheng Tseng, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Economic Affairs, Junne-jih Chen, Deputy Minister of Council of Agriculture, Chien-Hwa Yu, Deputy Minister of National Development Council, Chi-Huey Wong, President of IBMI, Wei-Jao Chen, Supervisor of IBMI, and Vice Presidents of IBMI- Pan-Chyr Yang, Chang-Hai Tsai and Barry Lam, attend the opening ceremony in Taipei.