Medical Tourism
Medical tourism to India is a racket, says Nigerian health minister

Medical tourism to India is a racket, says Nigerian health minister

Abuja: Health Minister Dr Isaac Adewole has said medical tourism to India is a racket (a service fraudulently offered to solve a problem) and the country loses billions of naira yearly due to the fraud and that to discourage medical tourism, the government plans to begin advertisement of skills and facilities available in Nigeria. more

Global medical tourism market expected to reach $32.5 billion in 2019

Global medical tourism market expected to reach $32.5 billion in 2019

Washington: A market study recently released by Transparency Market Research (TMR) estimates the global medical tourism market to rise at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 17.90% from 2013 to 2019 and reach a value of $32.5 billion by the end of 2019. more

Corporate hospitals expect 25-35% increase in patients from abroad

Corporate hospitals expect 25-35% increase in patients from abroad

Hyderabad: The number of patients from abroad visiting India for treatment has been growing by 23 to 25 per cent per annum. The Indian Medical Tourism market is expected to grow from $3 billion (2015) to $7-8 billion by 2020. more

Sri Lanka suspends kidney transplants for foreigners

Sri Lanka suspends kidney transplants for foreigners

Colombo: Sri Lankan authorities on Thursday temporarily suspended kidney transplants for foreigners at government and private hospitals after a racket in India was linked to six local doctors. more

Sub-committees to look into medical tourism regulation

Sub-committees to look into medical tourism regulation

New Delhi: The National Medical and Wellness Tourism Promotion Board on Wednesday said it will constitute three sub-committees to immediately look into the issues related to regulation, accreditation and marketing of medical tourism. more

Government needs to boost medical tourism: FICCI

Government needs to boost medical tourism: FICCI

New Delhi: Leading business chamber FICCI on Tuesday urged the Centre to take new initiatives to boost medical tourism in India including multiple-entry medical visa to enable easy follow-up treatment for foreigners. more

Mamata meets Bhutan king, discusses medical tourism

Mamata meets Bhutan king, discusses medical tourism

Thimphu: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee — who is on a four-day visit to Bhutan — on Tuesday met King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and discussed various ways of mutual collaboration including medical tourism. more

India helps Nigeria ramp up its healthcare systems

India helps Nigeria ramp up its healthcare systems

Accra: Oil-rich Nigeria, West Africa’s biggest nation, has seen its citizens spend millions of dollars on medical treatment in India due to an inadequate health delivery sector, but this is changing as the Indian government and private healthcare providers are turning to invest locally to benefit from this huge market. more

‘Indore has potential of becoming a medical tourism hub of central India’

‘Indore has potential of becoming a medical tourism hub of central India’

Indore: Indore, the largest city of Madhya Pradesh, has marked the city’s entry on the medical tourism map of India with an uptick in the number of foreign patients coming for treatment to the city. The rise has been due to the availability of world-class medical technologies, and a growing compliance with international quality standards. more

India emerging as world’s body contouring capital: Experts

India emerging as world’s body contouring capital: Experts

Mumbai (IANS): India is fast emerging as the body contouring capital of the world due to the rising flow of foreigners for several body contouring processes that includes breast augmentation and lower body lifts, health experts said on Wednesday. more