Medical Tourism

Medical Value Travel in India is 10 times more affordable globally: Sangita Reddy @ Advantage Health Care – India 2018

4th International Summit on Medical Value Travel - India

World of Medical Value Travel is evolving very fast across the globe! For various reasons including people have to look at Medical Value Destination that offer quality medical care at best competitive price.  Stakeholder from across the public and private realms deliberated on these trends and the advantageous position India has at the recently held 4th International Summit on Medical Value Travel) organised ...

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Health Ministry approves compensation formula for Johnson & Johnson ASR Hip Implants victims

Faulty Hip implant cases in India

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India on 29 November 2018 had approved formula for determination of compensation for those patients who had received (prior to August, 2010) faulty Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) hip implants manufactured by DePuy International Limited, U.K (Johnson & Johnson). An expert committee was constituted by the Ministry under the Chairmanship of Arun Kumar Agarwal, ...

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e-Conference & e-Medical Attendant visa marks liberalisation of visa regime of India

Medical Value Travel remains a niche and largely untapped segment in India!

India has a robust visa regime to facilitate smooth entry, stay and movement of foreigners in India for legitimate purposes while ensuring the security of the country. During the last one year, the MHA has taken a series of steps to liberalise the visa process in India. The Electronic Visa Facility now covers practically all the countries of the world. ...

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Dubai to host World Gastroenterology Organisation’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology 2021; reaffirms its progressive healthcare agenda

Dubai Worlds Leading Healthcare destination

Dubai has emerged as host city for World Gastroenterology Organisation’s biennial World Congress of Gastroenterology which is set to take place from 12-15 December 2021 (WCOG-2021) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Congress will see participation of over 6,000 delegates from around the world, all gathered to share knowledge and best practice that will aid advancement of ...

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India to further ease Immigration and Visa process; roll out e-Conference and e-Medical Attendant Visa as extension to e-visa facility

India to roll out e-Conference and e-Medical Attendant Visa

The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on 6 July 2018 said that the Government was committed to strengthen and smoothen the twin processes of Immigration and Visa for the Indian citizens and foreigners. He was addressing the Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting on Immigration Visa Foreigners’ Registration & Tracking (IVFRT) at Kochi in Kerala. Underlining the importance of IVFRT, the Home Minister said ...

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India’s Medical and Wellness Tourism ripe for attracting global investors: FICCI-YES Bank knowledge paper

IDY 2018

Building on the crusade to bring about quality investment into the Indian Tourism Sector- Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) conducted its Fourth Tourism Investors Meet on 4 July 2018. Addressing the august gathering- Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India said that the tourism and civil aviation ministries are engaging continuously to identify solutions and to implement ...

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Home Minister reassures more steps to boost medical tourism like triple entry in e-Medical Visa cases

127th Founder's Day Celebrations of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Its music to ears of stakeholders in Medical Tourism and reassuring to people looking at medical value travel to India, as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh  said the Government is promoting the emergence of India as a medical destination to the world. Addressing the 127th Founder’s Day Celebrations of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on 13 April 2018, the Minister highlighted that Union ...

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Foreign tourist visiting India for Medical Value Travel doubled between 2014-2016

Medical Value Travel remains a niche and largely untapped segment in India!

The Medical and Wellness Tourism, recognised as Niche Tourism Segment in India, doubled the arrivals of foreign tourist visiting India for Medical Value Travel in recent past.  According to the information rendered by K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha today, Medical Value Foreign Tourist Arrivals stood at 1,84,298 in 2014, which more than doubled to 4,27,014 ...

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‘India attractive medical tourism destination for citizens of Oman’

The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Mahesh Sharma met Minister of Tourism of Oman, Ahmed Bin Naseer Bin Hamad al-Mehrzi on sidelines of  Second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture at Muscot

The Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge) and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Mahesh Sharma led the Indian delegation to the second UN World Tourism Organisation/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, with focus on sustainable development, which was held in Muscat, Capital city of Oman, during 11-12th December, 2017. Speaking during the Ministerial Dialogue on Tourism, Culture and ...

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AAP government adopts zero tolerance stance on medical negligence, cancels Max Super Speciality Hospital permit on prima facie gross medical negligence

Arvind Kejriwal on zero tolerance against medical negligence

In quest for ensuring affordable and quality healthcare services, Chief Minister of NCT, Arvind Kejriwal reacting on the cancellation of the license of Max Super Speciality Hospital Shalimar Bagh on 8 December 2017 said that the AAP Government gives top priority to education and health sector for people of India and the government will not tolerate any entity causing harm ...

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India preferred medical value travel destination for citizens of Turkmenistan: VP

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Rashid O. Meredov calling on the Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on August 14, 2017.

In India the medical value travel (MVT) industry has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments of Indian tourism industry. According to a FICCI-IMS report, more than 500,000 foreign patients seek treatment in India each year, making it a key medical tourism destination in Asia. The Indian medical tourism industry gets maximum patients for heart surgery, knee transplant, cosmetic ...

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Israel Medical Convention puts focus on cannabinoid research and policy @ ICC Jerusalem

Israel medical convention underway @ ICC Jerusalem- photo by Arnon Bossani

The welcome tradition of hosting the Israel Medical Convention continued also this year in ICC Jerusalem. Among the important issues for discussion this year were latest developments in the field of cannabinoid research and medical policy related to it. Prof. Raphael Mechoulam, a Hebrew University researcher widely regarded as “the father of cannabinoid research,” presented latest studies on the subject.  Among ...

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