Medical tourism or health tourism is the travel of people to another country for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment in that country.
Tourism plays a vital role in the economic development of a country. Tourism is the second largest foreign exchange earner in India. The tourism industry employs a large number of people, both skilled and unskilled.
In recent years, India is being seen as an important player in the globally growing “Medical tourism”, which is projected as a new segment in travel and healthcare business. This has put India on the international map as a haven for those seeking quality and affordable healthcare. The Department of Tourism promotes international and domestic tourism in the country. The Tourism Advisory Board recommends measures for promotion of tourist traffic in India.
Medical Tourism in India
- Chennai, Tamil Nadu – Chennai is of the most favored destinations for medical treatment in India. Nearly, 40% of the country’s medical tourists arrive in Chennai for medical treatment.
- Mumbai, Maharashtra- Besides being the financial capital of India, Mumbai is one of the fastest growing medical hubs in India. Mumbai has many world class private hospitals and medical centers. Mumbai is the perfect destination for all types of surgeries including Ayurveda treatment and others.
- Goa – Besides being a vacation destination of India, Goa is growing on to become an international hub of medical tourism. There are many private hospitals that provide special facilities to foreign patients. The government of Goa also supports various health and wellness tourism facilities available in the state.
- New Delhi- New Delhi is the national capital of India. Besides political activities, New Delhi has vast numbers of world class private hospitals. They provide medical facilities such as Neuro Surgery, General Surgery, Eye/Ophthalmology, Heart Care/Heart Surgery File Under: Medical Tourism