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  Rikant Pitti, COO & Co-Founder, EaseMyTrip

EaseMyTrip, one of the India's leading online travel aggregators has tied–up Medanta, a multi–specialty hospital in Gurgaon, to provide travel related services to the patients and their families. With this, Medanta's patients will be able to get services like accommodation, local transfers and flight tickets post their treatment without any hassles. Through this association, EaseMyTrip envisions to facilitate the patients and their families who are seeking treatment in India. India is progressively observed to be an ideal destination for "medical tourists" who cross boundaries to pursue treatment that is less expensive in comparison to their home countries and Medanta is one of the biggest service providers to such tourists. Majority of the clients of this super–specialty hospital are foreigners owing to its reputation among the international patients from all over the world. Medanta solely treats more than 20,000 patients from around the world annually.

Medical tourism in India is a multi–billion dollar industry, which is continually being promoted by the government along with the medical and travel industry. The perfect combination of affordable advanced facilities, competent and English–speaking medical professionals and the world–class facilities are the main selling points of the Indian medical tourism industry. Patients from various countries like UK, Canada, Gulf and Bangladesh travel to India for their treatments and EaseMyTrip is helping them in providing services like accommodation, transportation within the city, airport/railway station transfers, flight tickets post treatment etc.

As per The National Institute of Transforming India, Medical Value Travel has been the key source of foreign exchange earnings in India. A report shared by FICCI and IMS Health states that India contributes to 18% of the total medical tourism market globally. It has been projected that by 2020, medical tourism industry in India could be worth $9 billion accounting for 20% of the global market share.


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