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Published on : Thursday, August 24, 2017
Advantage Healthcare India 2017, the third international summit on medical value travel or medical tourism will be jointly organized by FICCI, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India and Service Export Promotion Council (SEPC).
It will be held in Bengaluru from October 12-14, 2017. This mega event was officially announced by Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman, in the presence of Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, and Dr. Anup Wadhawan, Additional Secretary with Dept. of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Dr. A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI; Dr. Naresh Trehan, President, SEPC, and other
This summit is expected to promote India as a premier global healthcare destination and enable streamlined healthcare services exports. Over 70 countries and 600 hosted buyers from Africa, Middle East, Europe, US, UK, and Asia (including SAARC) would participate, with thousands of international and national business visitors.
Advantage Healthcare India 2017 will bring Indian healthcare providers and global healthcare stakeholders under one roof. It will showcase India’s medical capabilities and create opportunities for healthcare collaboration between India and other nations.
The medical value travel (MVT) industry has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments of Indian tourism industry. According to a FICCI-IMS report, more than 500,000 foreign patients seek treatment in India each year, making it a key medical tourism destination in Asia. The Indian medical tourism industry attracts maximum patients for heart surgery, knee transplant, cosmetic surgery and dental care, as the cost of treatment here is considered the lowest in Asia, much lower than Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.