Rise in foreigners visiting India on medical visas

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Foreigners visiting India on medical visa registered a growth of nearly 16 percent during the year 2017 as compared to the previous year, said Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons.

While in 2016, a total of 427,014 foreigners visited India, it rose to 495,056 during 2017, Alphons told the parliament.

He said that medical tourism holds immense potential for India, and that the Indian systems of medicines like Ayurveda, Yoga, Panchakarma, Rejuvenation Therapy, etc., are among the most ancient systems of medical treatment in the world.

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