In order to boost medical tourism, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya proposed on Thursday 12 may the establishment of facilitation centers at Indian embassies around the world for people who want to travel to India for treatment.
One step portal
Addressing a roundtable conference with senior IFS officers on Building Brand India, he also stated that a ‘One Step’ portal will be established for the convenience and credibility of those from abroad seeking treatment in India.
According to a Health Ministry statement, Mandaviya noted that India, with its high-end healthcare ecosystem and world-class medical facilities, has become an attraction for the entire world.
“Today, people from all over the world are flocking to India for treatment in large numbers”
Under the leadership of the Prime Minister, the Government of India has launched the ‘Heal in India’ programme to further boost medical tourism. Similarly, we have launched the ‘Heal by India’ initiative. This will allow our medical workforce to travel around the world and contribute to a healthy global society,” Mandaviya said.
“We are committed to making India a global medical value hub by strengthening our traditional medicine industry and expanding ‘Heal in India’ and ‘Heal by India’ initiatives,” he said.
Mandaviya suggested establishing facilitation centers at Indian embassies around the world for those wishing to travel to India for treatment, emphasizing the need to take additional steps to strengthen medical value tourism.
In addition, a system for collecting feedback or testimonials from people being treated in India can be established. This will aid us in establishing medical tourism as a ‘Brand India.’
The Union Health Minister emphasized the importance of forging agreements with other countries in the medical sector, noting that India has an agreement with Japan to provide skilled nurses.
Agreements for skilled medical personnel have also been reached with other countries.
According to the statement, he stated that these types of possibilities should be investigated in order to promote medical value tourism.