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India's Medical Value Travel Market Expected To Become US$ 9 Billion By 2020

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Anup Wadhawan, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, urged the healthcare industry to set up an online portal that will facilitate international patients coming to India for treatment. The portal will have relevant information and services to help patients plan their travel and treatment.

Speaking at the 5th International Summit on Medical Value Travel - 'Advantage Healthcare India 2019' organized by FICCI jointly with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Wadhawan said Medical value travel is beyond just treatment, it's treatment-plus and the industry should see what are the qualitative aspects that need to be improved in our healthcare services.

Wadhawan added that India has significant medical infrastructure, yet the majority of these are in the metro cities. To provide comprehensive medical coverage, it is imperative that rural areas should also have access to the latest and affordable healthcare.

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First Published: Thu, November 14 2019. 13:29 IST