Medical Tourism

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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Medical Value Travel segment in India to scale past $10 billion by 2020

India can very well emerge as the medical service provider to the world

  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. However, coordinated efforts are required by key stakeholders to turn India into “The Healthcare Service ...

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Liberal Visa regime with new categories boon for Incredible India: Kanjilal

Gour Kanjilal feeling the pulse of Incredible India with Indian artists!

Among the many reforms introduced in the recent past, the liberal Visa regime with new categories is perhaps laden with the transformative power that Incredible India so requires. According to Gour Kanjilal, executive director, Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), who formerly retired from Ministry of Tourism and had represented the country on overseas posting and in many parts of ...

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IVH app enables realtime access of patients wellbeing to Doctors

Screen shot and Information screen with  the IVH app

India Virtual Hospital-a New Delhi based start up in the medical value travel domain founded on a firm resolve to serve as the best possible bridge among quality healthcare service providers and patients both domestic and overseas flying in to get treatment- gifted realtime access of patients wellbeing to Doctors with an app. In todays era- Doctors are too occupied ...

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