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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 13/06/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) India is fast becoming a leading medical value destination offering world class quality of expertise and technology combined with personalised services and low cost of treatment according to experts who spoke at a seminar held in dubai recently.

the seminar which addressed trends in medical value travel (mvt) and healthcare advancements consisted of a panel of experts from the healthcare insurance and tourism industries in the uae and india.

hosted by aster dm healthcare the seminar discussed various factors which account for the growth of india’s medical tourism including the recent leniency on medical tourism visas by the government of india which allows medical tourism visa for up to one year with multiple entries.

ashok babu deputy consul-general and consul commerce at the indian consulate in dubai said: “being one of the first countries to be recognised for its medical tourism potential the private sector in india has invested strongly into this sector to develop a strong medical infrastructure that is at par with international standards. the sector has been growing at a consistent pace in india helping it emerge as one of the leading destinations for medical tourists across the world.”

highlighting the key trends in indian healthcare sector dr harish pillai ceo of aster medcity - kochi (one amongst the largest quaternary care hospitals in south asia) said: “healthcare in india especially in kerala is growing tremendously. some of the key factors contributing to this growth are the presence of high quality human resources increasing disease burden quality accreditations increasing penetration of health insurance in the country apart from the growing focus of the government and the private sectors into tier ii and iii cities.”

“growing trends such as the emergence of telemedicine and high ratio of medical tourism the practice of quality standards with national accreditation board for hospitals and healthcare providers by the government of india and joint commission international or canadian-australian accreditations contribute greatly to the growth of this sector” he added. dr dennis sebastian regional director reinsurance group of america said: “patients place value of medical care high on their priority for travel. this value is derived from a combination of factors which include demographic and population developments level of awareness of lifestyle diseases policy and regulatory reforms per capita income and the growth quality of the private sector. however it is seen that high quality of expertise and treatment matters most over cost and other factors.”



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