Kolkata: India generated an revenue of USD 7,400 million by way of medical tourism during the last decade, and the determine is predicted to rise to USD 43,500 million within the subsequent 10 years, officers stated.

The well being sector in India has seen many non-public investments prior to now 5 years, they stated on Wednesday on the Indian Chamber of Commerce-organised BIMSTEC Well being Discussion board right here.

Among the many points mentioned by the delegates had been the inclusion of psychological well being below general well being, give attention to common well being protection, telemedicine, info sharing, human capital alternate and collaborative alternatives.

“As a result of BIMSTEC nations are delicate to local weather change, coordination between the industrial and public healthcare sectors, in addition to the federal government, is required to impact good change whereas conserving the surroundings in thoughts,” an official stated.

Medical tourism is a recognised export from two BIMSTEC members — India and Thailand.

A partnership with the Thai authorities has additionally been proposed to undertake ‘Swastha Sathi’ services (West Bengal authorities’s healthcare scheme) and give you a progressive plan in medical insurance coverage, the officers stated.

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The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Financial Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organisation that was established in 1997.