November 24, 2010

Financial support to medical tourism service providers

Medical tourism is now included under the Marketing Development Assistance (MDA) scheme, under which medical tourism service providers will be given financial assistance, the tourism ministry said Monday.

Medical tourism service providers include representatives of hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission for International Accredited Hospitals (JCI) and National Accreditation Board of Hospitals (NABH), travel agents and tour operators approved by the tourism ministry.

The tourism ministry has sanctioned Rs.12.47 lakh as MDA to 10 medical tourism service providers for the current year, a tourism ministry statement said.

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