Indian medical tourism industry which is estimated to touch US$2 Billion by 2016 has seen an increase in patients from UAE, Qatar and Oman. India has the necessary medical talent, soft and hard infrastructure and capabilities. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the advantage of humanity.
Better air connectivity will increase medical tourism
Recent report stated that, even as Bangalore is a potential hub for medical tourism, shortage of air connectivity and least industrial enterprises act as a preventive released by KPMG and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry has discovered.
Medical Value Travel in India stated that, The City sees only around 10 to 15 international patients a day due to less favorable air connectivity and lesser industry enterprises. The report also named Chennai and New Delhi as conspicuous medical tourism hubs in the country.
Dr. Devananda N S, head of the department, Cardiology, Manipal Hospital, stated that people from foreign countries come here either for cardiac, oncology or neurosurgical treatments.
Dr. Devananda stated that, Bangalore is cost-effective and has tremendous infrastructure. As most flights land in Delhi or Mumbai, better air connectivity is what is required after at the moment.
Further, he suggested that the state encourage medical tourism. When encouraging Karnataka as a tourist destination, it will help improve medical tourism if the health facilities available.
Karthik Rajagopal, Regional Director, Fortis Hospital said that, It is also important for private performance to come together. We are all taking enterprises at an opening level. It will start gaining energy if all private performance can join hands in promotion.
Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader said that it was the state’s aim was to afford shelter for people from other countries that pursue medical aid. Though, the focus presently is on cultivating the existing system.
There is a need to reorganize things. Considering the complexities involved, there is a need for conversation between the home ministry, civil aviation, transport department and also tourism department.
According to the report, the medical tourism market is estimated to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 27% to reach USD 3.9 billion in 2016 from USD1.9 billion in 2016.