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Medical tourism is rapidly gaining traction in global healthcare industry, wherein costs of biomedical procedures and surgical operations are tied up with travel and tourism spending.
Research reveals how hospitals in India, Malaysia, Thailand use their websites to attract medical tourists
London: Researchers from Wageningen University, Netherlands and University of Malaya, Malaysia have published a report that provides analysis on how hospitals in India, Malaysia and Thailand are using their websites to effectively promote themselves to medical tourists.
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.
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.
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.
Dental tourism (also called dental vacations) is a subset of the sector known as medical tourism, which is a growing sector in India. India’s medical tourism sector is expected to experience an annual growth rate of 30%, making it a $2 billion (Rs 9500 crore) industry by 2015. As medical treatment costs in the developed world balloon, more and more Westerners are finding the prospect of international travel (coupled with a vacation) for dental care increasingly appealing. An estimated 150,000 people travel to India every year for low-priced healthcare procedures.
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.
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.
New Delhi: India will announce on World Tourism Day on September 27 the setting up of a medical and wellness board to facilitate foreign tourists for availing quality healthcare services in the country.
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.