India shows an increase in medical visas issued in 2016


The number of medical visas issued by India rose 45% in 2016 from 2015 according to data from the home affairs ministry.

India issued more than 178,000 lakh medical visas in 2016, including for follow up treatment, a rise in comparison to 122,000 visas that were issued in 2015.

The majority of medical tourists are from the Middle East, Africa, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Maldives, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.

Dental tourism accounts for 10% of medical tourism and the government is keen to promote it.



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