Stage for medical tourism
International India Medical Tourism Congress, being held in Hyderabad from Sept 3-4, will provide a platform for national and international players from wellness and medical tourism to discuss policies and transact business.
Evolved to be India’s first and only platform for delegates from the health sector from across the globe over the last three years, IIMTC will bring together key stakeholders under one umbrella to meet and greet, discuss the policies and procedures, legal framework, latest trends, competitors and stakeholders, medical tour business acumen etc. With a vision to help India become a preferred medical tourism destination in the world, the Congress is organised by International Indian Wellness and Medical Tourism Association (IIWMTA) and Society of Critical Care Emergency Medicine (SCCEM), which aims to streamline, promote, and propagate ‘Brand India,’ in the arena of medical tourism.
Dr. H. N. Garg, President, SCCEM, says, “Calling hosted buyers from different countries on a single platform to India to promote medical tourism is a unique feature of the Congress. The platform will facilitate a stage to show new technology in medical science, hospitals and health centres would be showcasing their technologies and facilities to everyone. Around 100 delegates from nearly 50 countries are expected at the Congress.” Garg also points out that lack of awareness has been the basic problem in medical tourism. According to him, because this segment of tourism has been relegated to the niche tourism segment, there is little support extended. “Our suggestion is that government should encourage and give all possible support to the organisation of such events to promote medical tourism industry in India,” he adds.
The Congress in its third edition will focus upon various factors ranging from the impact of the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Promotion Board on Indian medical tourism; challenges and the way forward; alternative therapies in India; health insurance policies where medical tourism can be a solution to the increasing load on the organisations profitability; medical service’s outsourcing to India; dental tourism, emerging trends and a host of other topics in this segment of tourism.
The event’s hosted buyer programme provides a preset number of discounts in registrations, accommodation and flights to medical travel organisations, government bodies, insurance agents and other qualified buyers. “Travel agents can learn how to build business models from industry experts and partner with medical providers, hotels, spas and wellness centers. The conference also allows a breeding ground for business and knowledge sharing between the key stakeholders of the industry,” says Garg.
Around 100 delegates from nearly 50 countries are expected at the Congress