MOT proposes e-visas for medical attendants
The Ministry of Tourism is pushing for e-visa for medical attendants who accompany patients travelling to India for medical purposes, revealed Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. “There are several aspects that are being looked into to develop medical tourism facilities in the country. Currently, the patient has to report to the FRRO within 15 days of entering the country. However, we are trying to empower the hospital to file the FRRO clearance for the patient.” Billa added that MOT is also trying to simplify the requirement of providing medical certificates from local doctors – a mandate applied for several African nationalities who travel to India for medical purposes.