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Global summit on 'Advantage Healthcare India 2017' to be held in Bengaluru from Oct 12-14

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Thursday, August 24, 2017, 08:00 Hrs  [IST]

Advantage Healthcare India 2017, the third international summit on medical value travel  or medical tourism will be jointly organized by FICCI, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India, and Service Export Promotion Council (SEPC). The event  will be held at Bengaluru from October 12-14, 2017.
The launch of the mega event was officially announced by Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Nirmala Sitharaman,  in the presence of Rita Teaotia, Secretary, Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary, and Dr. Anup Wadhawan, Additional Secretary with Dept. of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Dr. A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI; Dr. Naresh Trehan, President, SEPC, and others .
Advantage Healthcare India 2017 is meant to promote India as a premier global healthcare destination and enable streamlined healthcare services exports. Over 70 countries and 600 hosted buyers from Africa, Middle East, Europe, US, UK, and Asia (including SAARC) would participate, with thousands of international and national business visitors.
According to  Dr. A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI medical value travel can be a USD 9 billion opportunity for India by 2020. To fully exploit this potential, the country needs to diversify its sources of medical tourism and create a strong value proposition for foreign patients by focusing on parameters like cost effectiveness, alternate medicine, clinical outcomes, tourism friendliness, accreditation, and patient centricity. Advantage Healthcare India 2017 will bring Indian healthcare providers and global healthcare stakeholders under one roof. It will showcase India’s medical capabilities and create opportunities for healthcare collaboration between India and other nations to boost healthcare services exports. The last two summits have been a great success, and I look forward to the 2017 event being a great facilitator and enabler of Indian medical tourism.
The medical value travel (MVT) industry has emerged as one of the fastest growing segments of Indian tourism industry. According to a FICCI-IMS report, more than 500,000 foreign patients seek treatment in India each year, making it a key medical tourism destination in Asia. However, coordinated efforts are required by key stakeholders to turn India into ‘The Provider to the World’ and accelerate MVT growth from the existing 15% to 25%. The Indian medical tourism industry gets maximum patients for heart surgery, knee transplant, cosmetic surgery and dental care, as the cost of treatment here is considered the lowest in Asia, much lower than Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Advantage Healthcare India 2017, spread across three days, will have more than 40 speakers, 600 hosted buyers and over 5,000 business visitors. The exhibition will host more than 160 exhibitors to showcase medical services and expertise. Thousands of reverse buyer-seller meetings will offer opportunities for tie-ups with Indian hospitals and healthcare centers for medical tourism.


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Pradeep Awasthi Aug 25, 2017 7:36 AM
The third internationoal summit organized by,advantage health care 2017,will be an ideal platform to create a harmony between india and different countries in terms of medical tourism.

As described earlier that India is becoming an attractive medical health care destination,because of best quality treatment cost effectiveness,and higher succes rates in critical surgical procedures,That is only reason that India is becoming hub for heart surgery,knee transplant and cosmetic surgeries.
Its really a matter of pride for country like India who is solely dedicated to improve and save lives of many high risk patients at low cost of treatment,this third internationoal summit will bring new oppurtunities of growth by collaboration with different countries to boost medical export.

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