Title: India: The Medical And Health Tourism Destination


Volume 6 Issue 1 Year 2016

Authors:

Mukesh Jain

ijskit@skit.ac.in
Department of Business Administration, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur- 302015 (INDIA),

Atul Gupta

ijskit@skit.ac.in
Department of Management Studies, Swami Keshvanand Institute of Technology, Vivekanand Global University, Jaipur(INDIA)

Pages: 75-78


Abstract:

Medical tourism is a grooming service sector in India. Medical tourism market is growing at the rate of 30% yearly, because Indian health service companies are providing world level medical services at very reasonable cost. Affordable quality healthcare facilities are being provided and promoted in India in comparison to America, Europe or neighbour countries. Henceforth, not only local tourists but foreign tourists are also being attracted as well. For the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, knee transplantation, naturopathy, artificial foot, etc. Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Kerala, Jaipur
are the most preferred medical destinations in India respectively. Medical tourism is increasing vastly in comparison to other service sectors due to the availability of medical visa facilities to SAARC countries on Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). As far as SAARC countries are concerned, many patients of Bangladesh particularly are coming to Kolkata every year for the treatment of their various diseases. There is a need to establish a separate legal
body to promote and regulate the medical tourism more.

Keywords:
Medical Tourism, ETA, SAARC, Medical Visa