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Why Gujarat is the Most Favorable Place for Medical Tourism

Nikita Arya
Nikita Arya Feb 12 2019 - 3 min read
Why Gujarat is the Most Favorable Place for Medical Tourism
With the best equipped infrastructure of hospitals, treatment centers, and attractive tourist places, Gujarat can be considered as a hub for Medical Tourism for India and the rest of the world.

Medical tourism is offering a high potential for India because of the cost-effectiveness along with the high-class medical facilities. A major share of Indian tourism market which is estimated to be 25 to 31% of industry’s earning, is contributed by one state, i.e., Gujarat.

With the best equipped infrastructure of hospitals, treatment centers, and attractive tourist places, Gujarat can be considered as a hub for Medical Tourism for India and the rest of the world.

Here are some elaborated reasons as to why Gujarat is the most favorable place for Medical Tourism.

World Class Infrastructure for Hospitals and Treatment Centres

Ahmedabad has earned a prominent distinction of being the most valued place for medical treatments in the country. The unmatchable infrastructure of super specialty hospitals, treatment centers along with affordable costs, is one of the major contributors that make Gujarat the most favorable place for medical tourism. Hence, investing into medical tourism business in Gujarat is financially rewarding.

Government policies and services

According to Medical Tourism policy of Gujarat, the Government is devoted to provide the best of medical services to visiting medical tourists in Gujarat. The government has planned some projects that are in pipeline in order to implement the policies to make Gujarat a hub for Medical tourism in the world.

Another policy that enhances the opportunities of medical tourism in India is the policy of medical visas. Relaxation in medical visa is a major step that has been taken to smoothen out the process of visa application for tourist. This has given an immense boost in medical tourism in Gujarat.

Another service that highlights Gujarat’s medical facilities is the 108 Ambulance service with the slogan ‘Medical at doorstep’. It refers to a helpline that aims to provide medical services in time of emergencies to customers at their doorstep. This service not only enhances the medical abilities of the state, but also fulfills the sudden needs of emergency treatment to tourists.

After all, the support from the government is quite crucial to sustain in the market.

Vibrant Gujarat

Vibrant Gujarat is yet another policy to promote Gujarat’s economical relations, and subsequently in promoting the healthcare facilities in Gujarat. Vibrant Gujarat is a global summit, first organized in 2003, that aims to bring all the business leaders, investors, corporations, thought leaders and policy makers to explore business opportunities in Gujarat.

As this summit came into being, it promoted different sectors of economy including healthcare sector to grow at a massive rate. This project brought a radical change in the hospitals in Ahmedabad, which was driven by the global leaders coming into the scene. This gives the budding entrepreneurs the platform to showcase their entrepreneurial skills in the market.

Tourism in Gujarat

The scenic beauty of Gujarat is yet another factor that attracts medical tourists in the state. The beautiful valleys and Asiatic lions are the greatest attraction of the state. While selecting a location to get the treatment, tourist attraction is also given consideration as moving for getting treatment comes with an opportunity to visit beautiful places too. In this sense, Gujarat’s tourism plays an immense role in attracting medical tourists.

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