Survey on India's medical tourism revenue

 

For the first time, the Indian government will seek to estimate medical tourism revenue and include it in India’s growth figure, to make the latter more accurate.

The data will also be used for making policy for the sector. The government is seeking details of the number of people who come from other countries for treatment, the main countries from where they come from and the kind of medical treatment they undergo. As part of the survey, data is being collected on services being provided to foreigners and non-resident Indians.

Data will be estimated based on details of foreign patients from 300 to 350 hospitals.

Capturing health related data is important because India needs to know if the assumption that most patients are from Africa, CIS countries, Gulf and South Asian countries, and that they mainly seek organ transplant and treatment of orthopaedic, cardiac and oncology problems are correct or need amending.

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