Over 70 countries and 600 buyers from Africa, the Middle-East, Europe, the US, the UK, and Asia are set to take part in the event. The summit is meant to promote India as a premier global healthcare destination and streamline healthcare services export.
Chennai's healthcare industry is cheering the higher visa-on-arrival limit proposed by the Finance Minister in this year's Budget. This city's booming medical tourism industry seems confident that the move will boost its prospects in the months to come, reports CNBC-TV18 Jude Sannith.
It is one of Asia's fastest growing industries and shows no signs of losing steam even as the global economy wobbles.
Market size of the Indian medical tourism sector is likely to more than double to Rs 10,800 crore by 2015 from Rs 4,500 crore at present, industry, chamber Assocham today said in its study.