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3rd International India Medical Tourism Congress held in Hyderabad

The third edition of IIMTC, a first of its kind niche tourism congress, was held from September 3-4 in Hyderabad. B. Venkatesham, Secretary Tourism, Government of Telangana, inaugurated the conference. He said, “Hyderabad has immense potential for medical tourism. The world class medical tourism facilities, nursing, qualified doctors along with a vast heritage and culture, beautiful landscape makes Hyderabad an ideal place for medical tourism. The tourism department along with the health department of the state is working to highlight this aspect of travel.” Representatives from various countries like CIS countries, USA, UK, Germany, Middle East besides representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Health , Health and Ayush departments, Government of India, Chambers of Commerce, international associations, academicians as well as healthcare professionals  were present at the two day conference.

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Medical Tourism Society in Telangana

In an attempt to leverage medical tourism in Telangana, the Tourism Department and Health Department of the state have come together to form a Medical Tourism Society. The society is aimed at creating a single platform for all stakeholders both public and private to interact and address issues regarding medical tourism. B.Venkatesham, Secretary Tourism, Government of Telangana, said, “Till now we have involved the hospitals, accreditation bodies, health officials and tourism officials in improving medical tourism but we understand the importance of medical travel facilitators and thus this platform will allow the travel agents to put up their issues and participate. The government will also assist and act as a facilitator to the travel agents functioning in this segment of tourism.”

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