Medical tourism set to take off in a big way, by Shardul Nautiyal and Sapna Dogra
Thursday, March 10, 2005
With world class healthcare professionals, nursing care and treatment cost almost one-sixth of that in the developed countries, India is witnessing 30 per cent growth in medical tourism per year. According to a CII-McKinsey study, medical tourism can contribute Rs 5,000-10,000 crore additional revenue for up-market tertiary hospitals by 2012.
India is the most touted healthcare destination for countries like South-East Asia, Middle East, Africa, Mauritius, Tanzania, Bangladesh and Yemen with 12 per cent patient inflow from developing countries. And the most sought-after super-specialties are cardiology, neuro-surgery, orthopaedics and eye surgery.
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Source: Express Pharma Pulse