February 17, 2007

Govt aims $1 Billion in revenues from medical tourism

The Government on Friday said, it is targeting a business of $1 billion by 2010 through promotion of medical tourism in the country.

The Government is working with hospitals and tour operators to drive medical tourism and we expect the business to touch $1 billion by 2010, Joint Secretary Ministry of Tourism Amitabh Kant said at a CII conference.

He added that to make India a healthcare destination, the Government is planning to promote 32 private hospitals for the purpose.

The Government has also tied up with tour operators and have prepared brochures with case studies of cured patients.

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