Hyderabad could become the medical tourism hub of India, one expert has said.

As more and more people seek flights to India for the purposes of medical tourism, Hyderabad has been chosen as the next venue for a conference on the subject.

Experts from eight countries including the UK, France and the US will be attending the Indian Medical Tourism Conference and Alliance (IMTCA) 2012.

The event, which takes place on November 2nd and 3rd, is aiming to showcase the facilities in the region and further promote medical tourism in India.

Varsha Lafargue, founder and chairperson of IMTCA, stated the meet would have sessions on global healthcare and that it could help to make Hyderabad a medical tourism hub in India.

“This conference aims to provide a common platform to all the healthcare tourism industry professionals to exchange and know the best practices from across the world,” she said.

According to a Technokpak study, the boom in medical tourism in India is expected to be significant over the next decade.

In 2010, around 600,000 people visited India for healthcare reasons, but this is expected to increase to 4.9 million tourists by 2025.

Written by Antony Nicholson

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