India’s North East region to be promoted as a hub of Medical Tourism

Unlocking the huge potential and enlarging the developmental scope for the North-East region, the Government of India is furthering its most ambitious project, ‘Look East Policy’ by means of which it is focusing on the overall development of the region for better economic growth.  Amongst the many potential sectors on bringing development, health sector in the northeast region can play a major role and can be the most sought after medical tourism hub in the country and its neighbouring countries.

In a bid to promote health sector in the region, a conference on the health sector in northeast region was graced by Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh in Imphal, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in association with the Manipur state government.

The conference was aimed to invite potential investors in the region for greater development in the health. It was attended by CEOs and CMDs of leading healthcare providers of the country as well as over 300 stakeholders from healthcare fraternity from across the corner of the country.

Medical Tourism is poised to be the next Indian success story after Information Technology. Every year about 150,000 foreigners are visiting India for treatment purpose and realising this potential, the Ministry of External Affairs has set up the provision of issuing medical visas for those seeking healthcare in India. In India, cities like Chennai, Vellore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata are the most preferred destination for Medical Tourism. The seven sister’s region of India is in the process of becoming a favourite Health Destination.