India Heals 2018: A Event by Services Export Promotion Council

Top Quote Services Export Promotion Council along with Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry Government of India, Ministry of AYUSH and FICCI has organised the 4th edition of India Heals @Advantage Healthcare India (AHCI @2018) at Taj Hotel, Santa Cruz Mumbai on 1-3rd December, 2018. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) December 29, 2018 - India Heals, is a flagship initiative of SEPC showcasing India’s potential as a global healthcare destination. With 50 foreign buyers from over 16 countries and around 100 Indian exhibitors, India Heals served as a platform to connect India’s offering in the Healthcare services to the world.

    India Heals ( @ ) AHCI 2018 was inaugurated by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation dot Event chaired by Shri dot Sudhanshu Pandey, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Dr Manoj Nesari, Advisor – Ministry of AYUSH, Mr dot Vivek Nair, Chairman – SEPC, Ms dot Sangeeta Godbole, Director General – SEPC and Ms dot Jyoti Kaur, Deputy Director General-SEPC dot

    Speaking on the occasion, Shri Suresh Prabhu said that “How to make world happier and healthier is the biggest challenge of today”. India is on the mission to keep its citizens and other citizens of the world happy and healthier by providing quality and affordable health care service to all. Shri. Suresh Prabhu said that by focusing on the root cause of the problem & preventive measures like medication, we can improve the overall life cycle of Healthcare. “We are happy to provide healthcare services to medical tourists from around the world and also ready to happy to support other countries by sending our doctors, para-medical professionals to other countries, training and exchange programs for medical professionals and consultations through telemedicine.

    Cabinet decided to set up of new institution for accreditation, training and development in all para-medical courses. Addressing the foreign delegates, Shri Suresh Prabhu ensures that proper protocol has been proposed to the government of India ensuring healthcare services to international patients on quality and ethical grounds.

    Shri. Sudhanshu Pandey said that the main aim of this platform is to save human life and make human life healthy. “Good Health of the nation is actually its wealth”. India is happy to invest and partner with other countries with the objective to promote quality and affordable healthcare around the world. If we collaborate, healthcare cost will be reduced and we can twice the patients as we service now with the same cost. We can learn from each other in whatever thing we are best.

    To ease medical services for foreigners new visa policy has been initiated by GOI giving e-medical visa for attendants, FRRO office registration has made online and tourists coming India on any visa, if taking medical treatment or admitted, no change in Visa is required for up to six months.

    Joseph Kabakeza, First Counsellor High Commission of Rwanda on behalf of Dr. Fred Mufulukye, Governor Eastern Provinces, Rwanda calls for stronger support and partnership from India in medical technology acquisitions, investments in healthcare infrastructure and Services, Telemedicine, research and education as well as exchange programs between India and Rwanda in the healthcare sector.

    Dr. Wahid Majrooh, International Relations Director & Spokesperson, Ministry of Public Health of Afghanistan said that India and Afghanistan have strong friendship bonds and close connection especially in the healthcare services. Afghanistan, being one of the largest importer of Healthcare services, India is the most preferred destination of medical treatment for Afghans.

    Dr. Manoj Nesari, Advisor, Ministry of AYUSH said that India is promoting Ayurveda at every stage of life in India. At international level, India had established strong cooperation with more than 17 countries in Ayurveda. We invite and happy to collaborate with other countries in research & development in the field of Ayurveda, student exchange and fellowships program to learn Yoga and Ayurveda.

    Shri. Vivek Nair, Chairman SEPC, addressing the audience said that we are proud India is the choice of millions of foreign tourists coming for medical treatment. We have the best hospitals in the wold providing quality and affordable healthcare to not only India but to the whole world. Madam Sangeeta Godbole, DG SEPC highlights India’s high potential in Healthcare sector and SEPC activities to promote the exports of healthcare services from India. She spoke about the a multi-lingual portal -, developed by SEPC with the support of Department of Commerce comprising of detailed information of Indian Healthcare services providers. Madam Sangeeta requested all the foreign delegates to visit the portal and suggest feedback for making the portal more friendly & useful for medical tourists.

    Shri. Maneck E Dawar, Vice-Chairman – Services Export Promotion Council said that India is proud to have the best hospitals offering quality and affordable healthcare services to the world. ‘Around 4.3 lakhs of foreign tourists have visited India for medical purpose in the year 2016 and we are expecting to double these numbers by 2020’. Dr. Ravishankar Polishetty, renowned cardiovascular surgeon turned Naturopath based in Hyderabad extended the Industry address. Dr. Shetty said that India’s combination of Ayurveda and modern medicine sets an example for the world. Introducing the concept of Poly-Scientific Ayurveda, the combination of Ayurveda and allopathic sciences, he explained how Ploy Scientific approach can save lives even in cases of chronically and deadly diseases. Dr. Shetty said that - ‘India can be the Health Capital of the world only by saving money and saving lives’.

    India Heals 2018, featured a conglomeration of Policy makers and government officials, national and international leaders from healthcare and allied Industries who shared knowledge and best practices in the sector. Sessions comprised of presentations by the foreign buyers showing their interest and what they are expecting from India in the healthcare sector. Later, the Indian exhibitors has showcased the various opportunities that India has to offer in terms of medical value travel. To support and encourage Business tie ups between the industry stakeholders from India and invited Countries, valuable B2B meetings were held during all the three days of the events.

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