Punjab to promote Medical Tourism

Local bodies and tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said Punjab was working on a plan to develop medical tourism in key cities of the state.
Sidhu said there was a long waiting list for surgeries in metropolitan cities and patients in Delhi and other places would prefer Punjab instead for medical treatment. “Punjab can use its prime land in places like Ropar, which is close to Chandigarh, or Patiala and Amritsar, as equity and collaborate with world class players for setting up state-of-the-art services,” he said.
The minister added that the presence of two international airports for Punjabi diaspora spread in over 67 countries, besides proximity to large markets such as Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, besides passing out of more than 16,000 medical professionals each year would also give a boost to medical tourism in the state.
“Emergence of Punjab on medical tourism map would result in employment generation and would also result in pouring in of investments and FDI contributing towards boosting of the economic infrastructure,” Sidhu said.


Why SEO is important for Medical Tourism

When consumers want health information the first place they turn is to a search engine like Google, Yahoo or MSN/Bing. In fact, seeking healthcare information is one of the most common online activities among Internet users of all ages Healthcare SEO is key to reaching these users.

Because so many people seek healthcare information on the Internet, there is a significant opportunity for organizations that employ search engine optimization (SEO) strategies to reach their target audiences. It also means that organizations who cannot be found in search engines are missing out on a huge opportunity to reach the very people who need them most.

Whether you’re a specialty medical practitioner, a hospital, local clinic, nonprofit organization or a company serving the medical or pharmaceutical industries, if you’re in the business of healthcare it is imperative that your target audiences can find you online.

Digital Marketing to grow Medical Tourism Business

Digital Marketing can play a major role in growing your medical tourism business

Good social media presence increases your online presence.Many Medical Tourists go through your social media presence to know more about your company

SEO can help your website in getting good traffic to your website.

Good backlinks can give more traffic

If your Digital Marketing is good people are updated about your achievements too.

Good Google reviews can also enhance your online presence.

GOA as a Medical Tourism Destination

GOA every year gets lakhs of tourists

To promote GOA there should be special website for Medical Tourism only for GOA

All prominent Hospitals and Clinics should be listed in the website with the packages so that patients gets to know everything in advance and they can make the decision

Plus point already so many tourists are visiting goa only thing is they are not much aware about the healthcare facilities available there or they are overcharged

Medical Tourism Industry in Mexico to touch $6billion in 2017

In recent years medical tourism in Mexico has consolidated and gained worldwide prestige. To date, it is second in importance after the United States. Only last year the country received more than one million foreign patients who underwent medical treatment, including migrants returning for treatment. At the same time, this segment of travelers complements their trip with the great sun and beach assets of the country.

In the last decade, foreign exchange earnings from medical tourism increased by 96% from USD $544 million in 2006 to US $4.798 billion in 2016. EuroMonitor forecasts that for the coming year, medical tourism in Mexico will grow by 6% and will reach $6 billion dollars.

Malaysia gets boost for Medical Tourism

Putrajaya announced today a RM30 million injection into the Malaysian Healthcare Tourism Council to help boost the country’s budding healthcare tourism sector.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the government will promote the country as a hub for fertility treatment and cardiology, the medical branch that deals with the heart.

Najib made the announcement at the unveiling of Budget 2018 in the Dewan Rakyat here.

Incentives to boost medical tourists include visa application made easy online and other “high tech” treatment service packages.

Private hospitals will be incentivised to partake in the campaign through the Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital programme.

Putrajaya will also extend its 100 per cent investment tax allowance until December 31, 2020, and raise tax exemptions for private healthcare to 100 per cent between the taxation year of 2018 and 2020.

How to find good Medical Tourism Facilitators

It is very important for patients to separate good medical tourism facilitators from the not so good.

1)Good website with all the required information

2)Good tie ups with Hospitals

3)Visa arrangement and airport pick and drop facilities available

4)Should be able to offer multiple options in terms of doctors and hospitals

5)Good reviews online

6)Good reputation

7)Good certifications etc

8)Well known name in the treatment country

9)Good in handling discharge process of the patient.

10)Good in follow up with the patient for post treatment care.