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Government will promote AYUSH treatment through health tourism

The government has launched an initiative called Heal in India to encourage medical tourism to the nation. In order to create a ‘One Step Heal’ in India portal for the promotion of medical value travel, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Government of India, and the Ministry of Ayush have been collaborating with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing and the Services Export Promotion Council.

In order to collaborate on the development of medical value travel in Ayurveda and other conventional medical systems, the Ministry of Ayush signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Ayush, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and other departments, the Ministry of Tourism has developed a national strategy and plan for medical and wellness tourism.

The Champion Service Sector Scheme for Medical Value Travel was created by the Ministry of Ayush. For the purpose of establishing Super Specialty Hospitals and Day Care Centres of the systems recognised under the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) Act, 2020, or the National Commission for Homeopathy (NCH) Act, 2020, private investors are given financial assistance under this programme in the form of interest subsidies in FY22.

Furthermore, a few Chintan Shivir were organized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to promote Heal in India and Heal by India. In addition, a round table and plenary session on Heal in India-Medical Value Travel were held during Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The Ministry of Ayush is also organizing various Arogya melas/exhibitions to promote traditional systems of medicine.

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