The Central Government has issued an update on promotion of AYUSH treatment through Health Tourism. The press release was issued on 17th March, 2023.
Heal in India is an initiative of the Government to promote the Medical Tourism in the country. Under this initiative, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Ayush have been working with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) and Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC) for developing a ‘One Step’ Heal in India portal for Promotion of Medical Value Travel.
Ministry of Ayush signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), Ministry of Tourism to work together for the promotion of Medical Value Travel in Ayurveda and other traditional systems of medicine.
Ministry of Ayush developed a Central Sector Scheme namely Champion Service Sector Scheme for Medical Value Travel Under this scheme, financial assistance in the form of Interest Subsidy is provided to private investors for the establishment of Super Specialty Hospitals/ Day Care Centres of the systems recognized under the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (NCISM) Act, 2020 or The National Commission for Homeopathy (NCH) Act, 2020 in FY 2021-22.
The MoHFW also organised Chintan Shivir to promote Heal in India and Heal by India. Ministry of Ayush has also participated in these Chintan Shivir.
Additionally, a Round Table and Plenary Session on ‘Heal in India- Medical Value Travel’ was also organized during Global Ayush Investment and Innovation summit at Gandhinagar, Gujrat to promote India as No. 1 destination for Medical Value Travel.