India Launches Ayush Visa For Overseas Patients To Seek Medical Treatment

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
India Launches Ayush Visa For Overseas Patients To Seek Medical Treatment

In the world of travel these days the term medical value travel destination has become really famous. Medical value travel destination is a branch of tourism wherein the patients who live overseas can easily visit another country for medical treatment as needed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced the launch of a special Ayush visa category for foreign individuals who want to visit India to benefit from traditional medicine.

Ayush Visa For Overseas Patients

Once the Ayush visa is launched, overseas patients can come to India and easily seek medical treatment and benefit from the traditional medicine that India has to offer. Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy are all major branches of AYUSH that are practised in India. The current government’s strategy is to promote AYUSH medical travel under the banner of “Heal in India.” A significant component of this new initiative is the Ayush visa. The traditional practices and medicines will be encouraged through Ayush visa. It is expected that practitioners of AYUSH and contemporary medicine will collaborate to make India the top destination for medical value travel. Utilising this opportunity would be wise because India is the global leader in Ayurveda, naturopathy, and yoga. Numerous locations in India, including Uttarakhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka, already provide yoga, meditation, and health retreats.

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Ayush Visa Will Help Promote AYUSH Sector Globally

During the opening session of the Global Ayush Investment and Innovation Summit 2022 in Gandhinagar’s Mahatma Mandir, Prime Minister Modi stated that the Center has numerous programmes in place to support and advance the Ayush sector. Modi said that the idea for an Ayush summit came to him during Covid-19 and emphasised that investment summits are essential for advancing any sector. He highlighted the fact that ayurvedic medicines, Kada and other similar traditional medicines were helping people increase immunity during the pandemic. The turmeric export from India also increased during the pandemic. In order to guarantee high quality across the board, products would be stamped with a “Ayushmark,” according to Modi. When discussing the Ayush visa, Modi referenced the case of Rosemary Odinga, the blindness of which she is said to have been cured by Kerala‘s Ayurvedic treatments. Rosemary is the daughter of former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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