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India’s Medical Tourism Industry Numbers Not Living Up To Hype

In Business, Health, Healthcare, India on October 12, 2009 at 12:48 pm

As the healthcare debate in the US rages, we’ve heard over and over about how India’s medical tourism business is set to boom as American flock to India for cheaper healthcare. So far it seems like the numbers are not adding up to the surrounding hype.

(Full Story at the National) Predictions of a $2 billion industry by 2012, which McKinsey made back in 2004, also look a long way off. Apollo estimates that medical tourism totalled $330 million to India last year.

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