India am willing to attain medical tourism a$ 9 billion industry by 2020

New Delhi( CNN) There are many reasons people go to India: the culture, the food, the climate. But in recent years, another element drawing visitors is health care.

“India can provide medical and health care of international standards at low costs, ” Tourism Minister KJ Alphons said inwritten response to a query in the Lower House of Parliament. “India excels in the state of the art medical facilities, reputed health care professionals, quality nurse facilities and traditional healthcare therapies.”

In 2015, India ranked as the third most popular destination for medical tourism, when the industry was worth$ 3 billion. The number of foreign tourists coming into the country on medical visas sat at virtually 234,000 that year.

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