New Delhi: The “One Step” portal is designed for convenience and ease of credible information for those seeking treatment in India from abroad, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Thursday. Emphasizing the need to take steps to further boost medical value tourism, Mandaviya suggested setting up facilitation centers in Indian embassies around the world for people wishing to travel to India for medical treatment. Additionally, a system for getting feedback and testimonials from people who seek treatment in India can be instituted. This will help us do medical tourism, “Brand India,” Mandaviya said during a roundtable with senior IFS officials on building Brand India, in Vigyan Bhawan here on Thursday.
“Today, people from different countries of the world come to India in large numbers for medical treatment. In an effort to further boost medical tourism, the government has launched the ‘Healing India’ program under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Similarly, we have launched the ‘Heal by India’ program. This will provide our medical staff with an opportunity to travel the world and contribute to a healthy global society,” Mandaviya added.
Stressing the need to reach agreements with other countries in the field of the medical sector, the Union Minister noted that “we have an agreement with Japan to provide qualified nurses”.
“Such agreements have also been made with other countries for qualified medical personnel. Over the past few years, medical value travel has grown in popularity and India is now one of the hotspots of medical tourism in the world. fastest growing in Asia,” he added.
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Emphasizing the importance of the traditional system of medicines, the Union Minister noted, “India has emerged as the focal point of AYUSH. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of the “AYUSH brand”. This will give authenticity to AYUSH products in India. and promote the traditional medicine industry. A special visa category has been created for those who come to India from other countries for Ayurvedic treatment. The provision of medical visa and medical assistant visa has been made with 165 countries to get Ayurvedic treatment.