Indian Embassy to organize B2B Meeting related to Healthcare Sector

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Indian Embassy to organize B2B Meeting related to Healthcare Sector

Embassy of India, Muscat, is organizing an India-Oman Business-to-Business (B2B) Meeting related to Healthcare & Medical Tourism Sector on Monday, 24 September 2018. The B2B aims at facilitating interaction and tie-ups between representatives of 48 Indian hospitals visiting Oman to participate in ‘Oman Health Exhibition & Conference 2018’ being held from 24-26 September 2018, and representatives of hospitals and other medical institutions in Oman. India is the partner country for the Oman Health Expo and ‘India Pavilion’ is the largest participation of any country at this prestigious Expo. The Indian delegation for the Oman Health Expo is led by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), India. Exhibitors from India in different spheres – telemedicine, pathology and diagnostics care, research, high-end medical tourism, education, e-health, medical & pharmaceutical equipment etc. are showcasing their technical capabilities and relevant technologies in the healthcare sector and sharing success stories of their R&D with various stakeholders in the Sultanate of Oman.

            The above B2B Meeting is part of Embassy’s endeavours to promote Cooperation in Health Sector between India and Oman as there is huge potential for Indian and Omani companies to explore formation of joint ventures and establishing operations in Oman as well as to facilitate Omani nationals to visit India for medical tourism. There are several factors that make India the perfect destination for medical tourism: World class facilities at affordable costs; almost non existent waiting time for surgeries; world class services and care system; avaialabilty of therapies like Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Yoga, which is a fabulous technique for post-retirement recovery; and India also provides several tourism options to make the trip health cum leisure.

            Medical Visa for treatment in India has a very simplified process and can be applied with just an appointment letter from any Indian hospital. Indian Embassy has been constantly striving to ensure that Omanis seeking medical visa do not face any difficulty. Medical visa fees have been reduced to OMR 30.900 for visa valid upto six months and OMR 46.300 for visa valid upto one year. There is also the option of 60 day e-Medical Visa valid for three visits to India, for only US$ 80 by submitting an appointment letter from Indian Hospital. In 2017, Embassy issued 24575 medical Visas, while 11450 medical visas have been issued upto Aug 2018. In addition,  2635 e-medical Visas were issued in 2017 and 6579 e-medical visas have been issued upto Aug 2018.

Embassy of India would like to invite Health Sector professionals  to join the above B2B meeting  on Monday, 24th September 2018 at 6 PM at premises of the Indian Embassy in Diplomatic Area Al-Khuwair. Participants are requested to confirm their participation by email at com[dot]oman[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in or call at 24684559.

Muscat, 23 September, 2018