India fast emerging as medical tourism hub: President Ram Nath Kovind


President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday that India provides the most affordable medical facilities in the world and foreigners especially from neighboring countries are visiting hospitals in the country to avail the health services.

He also said that India is rapidly becoming a hub for medical tourism.

“India has the cheapest medical facilities in the world and in hospitals, especially in Delhi, people from neighboring countries are getting more care than local patients,” Kovind said here after inaugurating “Arogya Manthan,” a conference on the subject ‘One nation, one health system’.

Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, Kovind said an invisible disease started to plague the country two and a half years ago.

“Only one or two percent of people aren’t affected by it,” he said.

He praised the country’s scientists and doctors for their efforts in developing a vaccine that saved people’s lives.

“A hundred years ago when a pandemic broke out, it killed millions of people all at once. But now the situation has changed with the development of vaccines,” the president added.

He said that during his recent visit to Jamaica and St. Vincent, he participated in eight ceremonies where the leaders of those countries praised India for providing them with COVID-19 vaccines at a time when they needed it.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent 50,000 doses of Covishield vaccine to Jamaica and Saint Vincent free of charge. The main leaders of the two countries have not tired of congratulating India for its humanitarian gesture,” he said. he declares.

President Kovind said that while he was focusing on boosting bilateral relations between India and the countries he was visiting, the leaders were more interested in knowing about India’s medical facilities.

“India is fast becoming a medical tourism hub, where healthcare facilities and institutional treatment are readily available,” he said.

Praising Arogya Bharti, which was established in Kerala to provide health care services, Kovind said his team is active in 85% of the country’s districts.

The President also praised the government for its decision to introduce “One Nation, One Health System”.

Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also addressed the program.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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