Heal in India – Govt plans interpreters, special desks at 10 airports for ease of overseas patients
‘Heal in India’ – Government is likely to announce the initiative on August 15 2022.
The ‘Heal in India’ initiative aims to positioning the country as a global hub for medical and wellness tourism.
Interpreters and special desks at 10 airports, a multi-lingual portal and simplified visa norms are going to be the highlights of the government’s ‘Heal in India’ initiative to boost medical tourism.
The government has identified 44 countries, predominantly African, Latin American, SAARC and Gulf countries from where a large number of people visit India for medical purposes. The 10 identified airports — Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Guwahati — see higher footfalls of patients from these 44 countries
The Health Ministry, in collaboration with the National Health Authority, has developed a multi-lingual portal which would be a one-stop shop for services provided by medical travel facilitators and hospitals with an interface for foreign patients. The portal is also likely to be launched on August 15.
The portal will display standardized package rates based on the classification of hospitals and different systems of medicines including modern and traditional systems. It will also have a grievance redressal section as well as an option to submit patient feedback.
There will also be a mechanism to track patient journey by creating a unique health ID under the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission framework and monitor service delivery in identified health facilities in India
Medical Travel Programs Webinar on February 11th | 6:30 PM IST
The Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program and the Quality & Accreditation Institute (QAI) have launched a joint accreditation program for hospitals and clinics in India serving medical travel patients. The goal of the partnership is to leverage each organization’s strengths to better serve healthcare providers in India seeking to enhance medical traveler patient experience and business performance.
GHA and QAI are pleased to present the first joint webinar to the healthcare industry on Medical Travel Programs.
About the Program
Building Patient Trust Through Accreditation & Certification for Medical Travel Programs
Trust is going to be a major factor as hospitals and clinics around the world begin to reopen for medical travel patients or increase operations. Research suggests consumers will turn to trusted sources as safety increasingly becomes a brand differentiator. Has your organization implemented protocols to keep patients safe during travel and treatment? Are you communicating these effectively? How do you ensure a high-quality medical travel experience to patients seeking treatments in India including pre and post treatment?
Program Details :
Date & Time – February 11th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm IST
Learn the answers to the following questions and many more by attending this webinar :
- How GHA and QAI’s Collaboration will support medical travel in India
- Key elements of a successful medical travel destination program
- Why destination safety is the new catchword in medical travel
- How Accreditation and Certification can help build patient trust in a COVID-19 world
- Reviewing best practices in medical travel including protocols for COVID-19
- How Global Healthcare Accreditation based on international standards accredited by ISQua can positively impact your medical travel program
For more information about Program outline, Speakers details, check the link below
For more details about the GHA-QAI partnership, please refer to the official press release.