Medical Tourism in 2017 register double digit growth with approx half a million arrivals

4th International Summit on Medical Value Travel - India

The Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India on medical visa during 2016 and 2017 were estimated at 4, 27, 014 and 4, 95, 056 respectively, registering a positive growth of 15.9%, shared K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha on 17 December 2018.Medical Tourism holds immense potential for India. The Indian ...

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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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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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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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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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IVH to streamline medical travel experience in India

India Virtual Hospital a startup in Medical Value Travel

India is a leader in providing quality and affordable health care services to the world. Patients from United States of America, United Kingdom, Africa, and Middle East among many other diverse countries find India as preferred medical travel destination that offers best possible medical care and savings at the same time. Here, India Virtual Hospital (IVH), a new Delhi based start-up ...

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Holistic health cements India and Portugal’s ties

Foundation stone for AIIMS, Bilaspur will be laid by honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3rd of October this year. In the Picture: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi at the Champalimaud Foundation designed by noted Indian architect Charles Correa, in Lisbon, Portugal on June 24, 2017. The Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa is also seen.

The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and The Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa on 24 June 2017 jointly visited the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon. The Champalimaud Foundation is a private biomedical research foundation. It provides cutting-edge cancer treatment, and supports ahead of the curve cancer research. It offers a new holistic approach to medical care, that integrates day to day treatment with ...

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Ministry of Tourism to list accredited medical and wellness centres online

Mahesh Sharma chairing the 3rd Meeting of National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board, in New Delhi on June 19, 2017.

Furthering the eventual objective of building Incredible India as preferred medical and well tourism destination, Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture chaired the third Meeting of the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board in New Delhi on 19 June 2017. Apparently, the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board was constituted under the Chairmanship of the ...

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