The first ‘Advantage Health Care India 2015’, three-day international summit on medical value travel saw the participation of 65 countries and more than 500 international delegates, organized by FICCI in association with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC).In his special address during the inauguration of the event in New Delhi, Dr. Azad Moopen, Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare said,
“Reasonable healthcare cost in state-of-the art hospitals and medical technologies guarantees huge savings for foreign travellers. While developed countries like USA demand high costs for surgeries of the heart and bones, coming to India for the same treatment at 50 per cent less cost and getting an extended tourist stay during recovery becomes a big driver of medical tourism.”
Speaking as a panelist during a discussion on ‘Advantage India, Opportunities and Overview of Indian Healthcare’, Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO of Aster Medcity & Cluster Head – Kerala, Aster DM Healthcare said,“The growth of this sector will attract more investments into healthcare, create much needed employment, and contribute to foreign exchange earnings for India’s economy.”
“Aster DM Healthcare as Principal Sponsor and participant in various forums is actively involved in supporting this essential initiative by the Government to ensure India emerges as the global hot spot in Medical Value Travel”, added Dr. Pillai.