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India’s rise as a medical tourism destination: All you need to know

India ranks 10 among the top 46 global destinations for medical tourism

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Medical tourism refers to the movement of patients from their country to other countries in search of better medical care and facilities. In recent years, India is gaining significance as a popular medical tourism destination.

According to the Ministry of Tourism 186,644 medical tourists arrived in India during 2020, accounting for 7 percent of the total foreign tourists arrivals. Reports point out that the Southern states ( Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana) receive the majority of foreign patients.

These patients come mainly from counties like Bangladesh, Iraq, Maldives, Afghanistan, Oman, Yemen, Sudan, Kenya, and Nigeria.

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