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Bid To Make Northeast Region A Medical Tourism Hub

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Imphal (Manipur), July 02 (ANI): Northeast India has a vast geographical landscape and known for its gateway to Southeast Asian countries, the Centre has laid a strong focus on the overall development of the region for better economic growth. Amongst the many potential sectors on bringing development, health sector in the northeast region can play a major role and can be the most sought after medical tourism hub in the country and its neighboring countries. In a bid to promote health sector in the region, a conference on health sector in northeast region was graced by Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh in Imphal, organized by Confederation of Indian Industry in association with the Manipur state government. The conference was aimed not only to build a strong eco-system for quality healthcare facility in the region, but also to invite potential investors in the region for greater development in the health sector. The conference was attended by CEOs and CMDs of leading healthcare providers of the country as well as over 300 stakeholders from healthcare fraternity from across the corner of the country. Investments in diagnostics, paramedical sciences and producing more healthcare professionals can help young girls and boys of the region in paramedical courses like nurses, physiotherapy and other highly skilled professions. During the conference, there were discussions on various sessions like, health education, affordable and accessible healthcare system to all. It showed the keen interest by the stakeholders on healthcare services to the people of Manipur and the region as a whole. Addressing the conference, N Biren Singh said, to enhance medical tourism in the state, the state government has already approached the Union external affairs ministry to introduce visa-on-arrival facility for foreign nationals, particularly citizens of Myanmar. Apart from introducing a health insurance scheme in the state to provide financial assistance to those who cannot afford medical

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