Medical Tourism
13 Ethiopians successfully undergo cardiac surgeries in India

13 Ethiopians successfully undergo cardiac surgeries in India

Kochi (IANS): Thirteen Ethiopian patients, between the age group of 1-18 years, will return to Africa on March 27 after correcting congenital and other heart ailments, said a heart surgeon here on Sunday. more

‘Separate body essential to boost medical tourism’

‘Separate body essential to boost medical tourism’

New Delhi: Dr Mahesh Sharma, union minister of state for tourism (independent charge), on Thursday acknowledged the need for a separate body to dedicate efforts to boost medical tourism. more

Low treatment costs attract foreign heart patients to India

Low treatment costs attract foreign heart patients to India

New Delhi: Low treatment costs and high levels of expertise have made India a leading destination for heart treatment for people from West Asian and African countries, doctors said. more

Indian healthcare companies tap African market

Indian healthcare companies tap African market

Abuja: As 30 of India’s largest healthcare providers tap the growing African market, the Indian High Commission here dismissed media charges that it is pushing medical tourism to India by encouraging Nigerians needing critical care to go to that country. more

Patient outflow to India have Nigerian doctors worried

Patient outflow to India have Nigerian doctors worried

Accra: India’s trade relations with Nigeria might be improving, but the growing trend of Nigerians seeking medical treatment in India has become a cause of worry for the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), which says that the huge outflow of patients is a matter of concern. more

Indian healthcare industry may do well with ease in visa norms

Indian healthcare industry may do well with ease in visa norms

Chennai: The Indian healthcare industry has been facing challenges in its efforts to get a larger share of the global medical tourism market. Some of the major challenges being the high cost of visa, delay in visa procurement and the complicated procedure in getting the visa of foreign patients extended. more

Ruby Hall Clinic bags national award for Best Medical Tourism Facility in India

Ruby Hall Clinic bags national award for Best Medical Tourism Facility in India

Pune: Ruby Hall Clinic has received national award for Best Medical Tourism Facility in India. President Pratibha Devisingh Patil handed over the award, conferred by the union tourism ministry, on February 29, 2012 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahai presided over the function. more

Superbug scare meant to hit Indian medical tourism: Dr V M Katoch

Superbug scare meant to hit Indian medical tourism: Dr V M Katoch

Agra: The scare abroad over the superbug or NDM-1 (New Delhi Metallo beta lactamase) last year was deliberately created to tarnish India’s image as a medical tourism destination, says Dr Vishwa Mohan Katoch, director general, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). more

Indian medical tourism industry to be worth Rs 10,800 crore by 2015: Assocham

India’s world-class medical technology coupled with a skilled medical workforce will ensure that the Indian medical tourism industry is worth Rs 10,800 crore ($108 billion) and that the number of foreign patients visiting the country crosses 32 lakh by 2015, a commerce chamber report said on Friday. more

Dr K M Kapoor gets ‘Award of Excellence’ in medical tourism

Dr Krishna Mohan Kapoor, senior consultant, department of cosmetic surgery at Fortis Hospital, Mohali, was recently conferred ‘Award of Excellence’ in the field of innovative medical tourism by the union minister of tourism Subodh Kant Sahay at the North India Cinematic Tourism Conclave in Chandigarh, organised by the department of tourism, Chandigarh Administration and NIMA (National Integrated Medical Association). more