16-May-18, ET Healthworld 

The Confederate of Indian Industries (CII) Kerala chapter is planning to gear up its medical tourism promotions in Gulf countries in the coming years.

Kerala to lure medical tourists from GCC countries (c) ET Healthworld

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For bringing maximum number of medical tourists to the state, practitioners of ayurveda and allopathy joined hands for a road show and exhibition in Oman and will be conducting such events in Saudi Arabia, UAE and a couple of African countries soon.

"Oman is the biggest market for medical tourism among Gulf countries with around 90% of the total of one lakh medical visas stamped in the country for 2017-18 having been to India. Of this, almost 60% of them come to Kerala," said Dr S Sajikumar, chairman, CII Kerala and chief physician at Dhathri Ayurveda.

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