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Seminar on Medical Tourism

Posted on: March 29, 2019 | Back | Print

Embassy of India

Baku (Azerbaijan)



Friday 29th March, 2019

Embassy of India in Baku organized a Medical Tourism Seminar - "India- The Preferred Destination for Medical Tourism", on 29th March 2019 in Baku.

The Seminar was attended by health care specialists from India, Dr. Areeba Adeeb, Head of Transplants Programme for International patients at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi, and leading doctors and healthcare specialists in Baku.  The panellists shared their views on various aspects healthcare system and how India has emerged as a preferred healthcare destination.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Mr. B. Vanlalvawna, said that healthcare sector in India today is one of largest sector, both in terms of revenue and employment, employing close to 5 million people. Medical tourism industry in India has witnessed transformative changes in the last few years and is expected to reach a $ 9 billion industry by 2020. India has a network of world class hospitals which provide quality healthcare to medical tourists at affordable costs. India attracts tourists with specific interests – from desert to beaches, from high altitude trekking to wildlife safaris in the plains.

Speaking at the Seminar, Mr. Samir Abdullayev, Head of International Relations, Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan, said that India and Azerbaijan cooperate in healthcare and other areas.  Drugs of many top Indian pharmaceutical companies are registered in Azerbaijan.  India with its quality healthcare at affordable costs has become a preferred destination for medical care. He also mentioned about the Indian clinic ‘Hind Klinikasi’ operating in Baku. He said that patients have right to choose where they want to get treated and he believes people would feel themselves at home while in India.

Dr. Areeba Adeeb of BLK Hospital, New Dehi, in her presentation outlined the world-class healthcare available in India at affordable costs, particularly care for complex high-end Cardiac surgery, cancer treatment, liver and kidney transplant.  She explained that the hospitals in India are extended home for patients from abroad with dedicated staff taking care individual needs of each patient.

Ms. Mayina Phillips of Shah Travels spoke about wellness centers in India, particularly South India, where people can enjoy their treatment with tourism.