I compliment FICCI for organising the 5th edition of Advantage Health Care India and 3rd edition of FICCI Medical Value Travel Awards 2019 in collaboration with Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
FICCI has the distinction of being the only national level chamber having instituted Awards in the medical tourism vertical. The Awards aim at honouring the efforts and dedication of members of the industry who are doing inspirational work in the sphere of clinical specialities, Ayurveda, Wellness and facilitation of international patients and to motivate larger number of healthcare providers and individuals to achieve excellence in their field.
Today, India is one of the top ten medical tourism destinations in the world. Modern healthcare facilities, skilled doctors, less waiting time, low cost of treatment and India being an incredible tourism destination, all of these factors have made India a popular hub of medical tourism. India’s medical value travel revenue recorded 3 billion USD in 2015 and received 5 lakh medical travellers during the year 2017. With an estimated growth rate around 20% over the next two years, India’s medical tourism industry is expected to be worth 9 billion USD by the year 2020.
Bangladesh and Afghanistan are currently the two top countries from where maximum number of medical tourists arrive. Other source countries from where large number of medical tourists come to India include, Iraq, Oman, Maldives, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Sudan, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Saudi Arabia.
It was a pleasure to be part of Jury, to address the august gathering and to give away the awards at the glittering MVT Awards 2019 event.
Also Chaired the Regional Conclave session, primarily focused on building Government to Government efforts in boosting the medical value travel sector.