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Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Health Minister addresses roundtable conference with senior IFS Officers on Building Brand India

Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Chemicals & Fertilizers, spoke at a roundtable discussion with senior IFS officers on Building Brand India on May 12 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

Dr. Mandaviya said that India's high-end healthcare environment and world-class medical facilities have attracted visitors from all over the world. "The Government of India has launched the 'Heal in India' programme under the leadership of the Prime Minister to further increase medical tourism. Similarly, the 'Heal by India' campaign has begun. Our medical workforce will be able to go over the world and contribute to a healthy global community as a result of this."

Dr. Mandaviya, who emphasised the importance of taking steps to enhance medical value tourism, advised building facilitation centres at Indian embassies across the world for people who desire to travel to India for treatment. In addition, a mechanism for collecting comments and testimonials from persons receiving treatment in India might be implemented. He noted that a 'One Step' platform is being developed for the comfort and ease of accessing reliable information for anyone seeking treatment in India from overseas.

He emphasised the need of forging ties with other nations in the medical industry, noting that we have an arrangement with Japan to offer qualified nurses.

For those travelling to India for ayurveda treatment, a special visa category has been created. 165 countries have been granted Medical Visas and Medical Attendant Visas to receive Ayurvedic treatment.

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