Tamilnadu prioritizes medical tourism

Published on : Saturday, September 21, 2019

“In the area of healthcare, we are planning to set up an air ambulance facility to transfer patients to tertiary care hospitals,” said the Chief Minister of Chennai. The CM has also signed a MoU for upgrading the skills of healthcare professionals.

 

Tourism Minister Vellamandi M. Natarajan released a book on tourism. He said that in the last seven years, tourism had a remarkable change.

 

Apurva Varma, Additional Chief Secretary, Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments Department said that around 295 sites had been identified for development as tourism destinations under the Tamil Nadu Integrated Tourism Promotion Programme.

 

Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary, Union Tourism Ministry, said the government had recognized the prospective of tourism and approved 77 projects under Swadesh Darshan and 24 under PRASAD.

 

T. Natarajan, founder president of Tamil Nadu Travel Mart Society, said that of the 82 stalls at the fair, 54 had been put up for medical tourism.

 

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