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Tuesday, 18 December, 2018, 12 : 15 PM [IST]

Nearly 16% growth in FTAs for medical tourism in 2017: K. J. Alphons

The Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India on medical visa during 2016 and 2017 were estimated at 4, 27,014 and 4, 95,056 respectively, registering a positive growth of 15.9%.

Medical tourism holds immense potential for India. The Indian systems of medicines, viz. Ayurveda, Yoga, Panchakarma, rejuvenation Therapy, etc., are among the most ancient systems of medical treatment in the world. India can provide medical and health care of international standards at low costs. India excels in the state of the art medical facilities, reputed health care professionals, quality nursing facilities and traditional healthcare therapies.

The Ministry of Tourism has taken various steps to promote medical tourism. Information was given by K. J. Alphons, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism in a written reply in Lok Sabha.

(Source: PIB)
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