Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Tourism
08-December-2011 17:16 IST
Medical Tourism Under MDA Scheme
The Ministry of Tourism has included Medical Tourism under the Market Development Assistance (MDA) Scheme in February 2009. Financial support under the MDA Scheme is provided to approved Medical Tourism Service Providers (MTSP) i.e. Representatives of Hospitals accredited by Joint Commission International Accredited Hospitals (JCI) and National Accreditation Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and Medical Tourism facilitators (Travel Agents/Tour Operators approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India) engaged in Medical Tourism. The MDA assistance is provided for participation in approved Medical Tourism fairs/conferences and allied road shows. During the year 2010-11, an amount of Rs.12.48 lakh was released to 10 Medical Tourism Service Providers and during the current year as on 31.10.2011, an amount of Rs.2.75 lakh has been released to two Medical Tourism Service Providers.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Tourism, Shri Sultan Ahmed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.