Vol. 1, Issue 10 (2016)
Medical tourism in India: Issues and the future prospective
Author(s): Seema Sangwan
Abstract: After success of information technology sector, second best service offer by India is the medical tourism. Medical tourism is the combination of healthcare and tourism sector. It is an upcoming business that contributes in earning foreign exchange for the country. Due to affordable medical prices, low fare rate and favorable exchange rate numbers of patients from UK, Japan and Europe come to India for medical tour. This raise the standard of Indian medical science at international platform which further promote Indian tourism. But as a developing country, India is facing some major problems such as lack of infrastructure, poor management, limited capital and lack of coordination between insurance companies, hospitals, tourist agency and hotels etc. Thus the objective of present research is to study the current issues and challenges faced by Indian medical tourism and the opportunities available for the medical tourism in India. Previous research papers publication and online material on the issue are the sources of data for present study.