India Medical Tourism EXPO 2006
The second India Medical Tourism EXPO takes place this year at Olympia, London from the 2 - 4 June
[UKPRwire, Wed Apr 19 2006] The second India Medical Tourism EXPO takes place this year at Olympia, London from the
2 - 4 June. Following the success of last year's exhibition, the 2006 EXPO will focus on India as a global health care and tourism destination and patients travelling overseas for therapy.
With increasing waiting times and the prohibitive cost of seeking private medical treatment in the UK, many patients are now seeking treatment in India.
India offers some of the best medical treatments in the world and has experienced a boom in recent years in patients or 'medical tourists' as they have become known, travelling there for treatment.
Health care facilities are among the most cost effective in the world, with private hospitals and clinics offering treatments at a fraction of the price offered by private hospitals in the UK.
Some of the world's leading doctors are from India and many have trained in the UK before going back to India to practice medicine; all doctors must be registered with the Medical Council of India, the Indian equivalent of the UK's General Medical Council.
Travel time from the UK is only nine hours with many direct flights from the UK. Even with the cost of flights and accommodation treatment in India can still be up to 60% cheaper than the equivalent procedure in the UK.
India Medical Tourism EXPO (IMTE) will provide the opportunity for health care professionals and the public to attend and meet many of the health care providers from India and see the state-of-the-art facilities offered at the country's private hospitals and clinics. Represented at the year's event will be:
• Private hospitals
• Dental, ophthalmologic and cosmetic clinics
• Travel agents, airlines and hotels & resorts
• State Governments
• Departments of Tourism
• Insurance companies
• Pharmaceutical companies
• Surgical equipment manufacturers
Building on the success of last year's exhibition IMTE has introduced many new aspects for 2006, including a focus on all the major states such as Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan that are working together to promote medical tourism. Also on show will be alternative medicines and therapies like Ayurveda and Homeopathy and their wide array of treatments to promote spiritual and mental well-being.
This high profile event is supported by the UK's Indian High Commission, Indian Association of Tour Operators and the Indian Government's Ministry of Tourism. The official endorsement and active participation by the Ministry of Tourism is testament to the importance the Government of India places on promoting India as a tourism and health destination.
There will also be business sessions on relevant topics from within the industry with panel discussions at each forum. Speakers will include doctors, medical professionals and Government officials from India.
For further information contact
Dave Greenwood 07852 166486 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Manish Joshi +91-11-55749255 or email@example.com
Notes to editor
The Indian Government has recently introduced Medical Visas for those visiting the country for treatment. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is responsible for quality standards in all hospitals and clinics.
The Medical Council of India is the equivalent of the General Medical Council; all doctors must be registered in order to practice.
India Medical Tourism Expo 2006 is wholly owned by International Business Events (IBE). IBE manages and organises events for a range of industries, including; medical, health, tourism, education, information technology and finance. For further information go to www.ibeworld.com
For further information on India Medical Tourism Expo go to www.medtourismexpo.com