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Friday, May 29, 2015

INDIA: New Tourism Policy Will Include Medical Tourism Promotion Board

India is about to launch the first national tourism policy for 14 years. The new policy aims to set up an independent National Tourism Authority to clearly separate policy making from execution of policy decisions.

The draft policy is ready. The government is just waiting for comments from the tourism industry before finalising it in June.

The new policy is very ambitious. Rather than just a concept, it will detail how it will be implemented. There is an action plan with clear timelines and allocation as to who will execute the work.

The executing functions will be moved to a National Tourism Authority (NTA) to be set up. The NTA will have representations from the government and also from the private sector. In India, the biggest bottleneck of having a tourist body within any ministry is the numerous political hurdles that make any decision making process very laborious. The ministry of tourism admits that other departments, rivals and outside bodies mean it is unnecessarily hamstrung.

The National Tourism Authority will have representatives from the various stakeholders so it should truly reflect the aspirations of the trade and industry. It will have an ease and flexibility of doing things without being bogged down by the labyrinthine politics of India.

The policy aims to cash in on the global tourism boom and increase India’s share in world tourist arrivals from the present 0.68% to 1% by 2020 and then take it to 2% by 2025.

What makes the new policy different from the last one is the increased number of tourism products being offered, and a roadmap to achieve that. It calls for taking the marketing of tourism away from state control to independent national control, with funds from the national government

Among the plans -
•    A new body to promote yoga
•    A new body to promote Ayurveda
•    An international yoga day every year
•    A tourism university
•    Promotion of wellness tourism
•    Promotion of medical tourism
•    Targeting the global Indian diaspora
•    Setting up a national tourism advisory board
•    Special Tourism Zones on the lines of SEZs
•    Free Wi-Fi connectivity at tourist centres in India

The NTA will create a Medical Tourism Promotion Board to create synergy between tourism and the health care sector. The board will work with the industry to action out a clear game plan to work upon. The board will have representations from the ministry of healthcare, the medical industry including hospitals, Indian medicine as well as from tour operators who deal with medical tourists.





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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Esophageal Cancer Treatment - What You Should Know?

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What Is Esophageal Cancer?
Esophagus is also known as Food-pipe, it is the tube that carries food, liquids and saliva from your mouth to the stomach. Esophageal Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in or on the food-pipe. If left untreated, these Cancerous cells spread very rapidly to the nearby tissues and other parts of the body and overall affects to the consumption of food and other related complications.

The symptoms of esophageal cancer are given below.
  • Chest pain, pressure or burning
  • Worsening indigestion or heartburn.
  • Frequent choking while eating
  • Coughing or hoarseness of voice
  • Hoarseness or coughing
  • Difficulty swallowing (Dysphagia)
  • Weight loss without trying.
  • Fatigue 
Causes of esophageal cancer are given below.
  •    Smoking, chewing Tobacco
  •    Drinking very hot drinks for many years
  •    Drinking Alcohol
  •    Poor diet
There are known causes of esophageal cancer that happens when the cells in esophagus develop errors in their DNA. These cells grow and divide abnormally due to these errors. These abnormal cells eventually form a tumor in the esophagus that spreads to surrounding structures including different body parts.

Esophageal cancer treatment:-

Following are some of the esophageal cancer treatment options

Radiotherapy: High-energy radiation beams are targeted on the cancerous tissue in order to destroy it. Radiotherapy is usually used in addition with either chemotherapy or surgery.

Surgery: The surgical procedure for removing the entire or a part of the esophagus depends on the location and size of the tumor. There are a number of surgical procedures for reaching to the esophagus. The surgical procedure can remove nearby soft tissues, a section of the esophagus and the lymph nodes. The entire or a part of the stomach can also be removed. The cancer is removed by making several incisions in the abdomen and chest. In majority of cases, the stomach is pulled up and is then joined with the remaining portion of the esophagus. Also, a part of the intestine is used for connecting the stomach with the esophagus remaining part. A part of large intestine or small intestine may also be used. A part of the intestine is used when the stomach is removed for joining it with the left over part of the esophagus to the small intestine.

Chemotherapy: People with esophageal cancer can also be treated with the help of chemotherapy. This therapy makes use of certain drugs that helps in destroying the cancer cells. The injection of these drugs is done into a vein (intravenous) that then travels throughout the different parts of the body.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Skin Cancer: Supreme services for Skin Cancer treatment in India

Continuous research and development is done in medicinal field and is even being recognized by a many health-seeking patients. Earlier treatment plans were not that effective but with advent in technology and innovations; new methodologies are being designed to diagnose, treat, prevent and rehabilitate a particular type of disease. Studies even indicate that the number of health-seeking patients have also increased worldwide proving to be a challenge for them to provide excellent healthcare services. And one such disease is Cancer; enormous people are being affected worldwide with this chronic disease and one such type of cancer is Skin Cancer. Reportedly the number of patients showing probable signs of Skin Cancer has increased at an alarming rate worldwide. Skin Cancer is cancer of tissues in the skin; abnormal growth of cells can be notified and most often develops on skin exposed to sun and/or can also occur on skin not exposed to sun.

A majority of individuals have the question of where Skin Cancer develops. And the answer is cancer develops most commonly in areas exposed-to-sun – face, scalp, ears, lips, chest, neck, hands and arms and/or legs of women. Skin Cancer is very rarely notified in areas of palms, beneath toenails or fingernails and genital area. Oncology care team states that different types of Skin Cancer have diverse signs and symptoms which can best be notified by undergoing some generalized diagnosis and tests which includes – mole-mapping, dermoscopy, biopsy, CLSM, CT and PET scan and blood test. Oncology surgeons say that some cancers are limited to surface of skin and not require much treatment but if additional treatment is needed options include – freezing, cryo-therapy, radiation-therapy, chemo-therapy, photodynamic-therapy, biological-therapy and a-like treatments can be performed.

The world is looking at Indian healthcare sector as numerous health-seeking patients are travelling to India in search of paramount services and cost-effective treatment packages. Well-trained nursing and administrative staff provides complete care and support to overseas patient and their family thus making them feel like being treated in native country. Cancer surgeons in India are committed to provide quality services and individualized care to overseas patients with skin disorders at remarkably-less cost. India is well-known for providing unparalleled success results for numerous medical treatment procedures at finest medical centers.

Forerunners Healthcare Consultants is premium medical tourism service Provider Company in India providing supreme medical assistance to overseas patients travelling from various corners of the world. The medical team has association with finest cancer surgeons and hospitals in India hereby providing unmatched facilities for Skin Cancer to overseas patients and making their travel comfortable.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Robotic Prostatectomy Surgery in India with the Latest Cutting Edge Medical Technology

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Robotic prostatectomy surgery in India at a minimal cost is being provided to patients from foreign destinations with the latest cutting edge medical technology. India has assumed the form of a reliable medical care hub for abroad patients because it offers them with the latest healthcare amenities and low cost medical services thus making treatment very comfortable and easy. Incredible financial investments have been made to insure that all medical treatment hospitals in India are equipped with latest surgical facilities. Internationally recognized hospitals of India are eligible of maintaining the latest procedures and medical treatment techniques. These medical state-of-the-art amenities target on all those factors that are essential for more efficient, easy and pleasant healthcare solutions for abroad patients.

Robotic prostatectomy surgery is also known as robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. A radical prostatectomy is a medical procedure that involves complete elimination of the prostate gland as well as many of its nearby tissues. This surgery is generally done to cure prostate cancer, a disease in which the cells of the prostate gland in the male reproductive system divide and multiply in an abnormal way. Laparoscopy, is a surgical procedure in which the doctor does inflation of the stomach and inserts a lighted view providing surgical tool into the lower portion of the stomach, thus allowing the surgeons to view inside the patient without creating wide incisions like that in an open surgery. By making use of laparoscopy, a doctor may not require providing open surgery , this can reduce the risks and period of recovery and scarring that is observed in a more invasive surgical procedure.

Robotic prostatectomy surgery is having the highest rate of success among all treatment options for the diseases of prostate cancer. The rates of success for a robotic prostatectomy can range between 40 - 98%. Some medical studies have also displayed a success rate ranging from 76 to 98%. The work experience of the doctor performing the surgery is a very essential factor, i.e. surgeons have greater chances of success and lower risk rates if they do the procedure in a routine way.

Forerunners Healthcare Consultants in India is a health tourism consultancy that has acted as a median for abroad patients coming from destinations like USA, Canada, UK, Bangladesh, Uganda, South Africa and Australia. This company has helped foreign patients to save 60% of treatment cost that is being charged in developed countries other than in India. It helps patients in getting medical visa to India, flight tickets, pre-surgical tests and post surgical care. Forerunners Healthcare Consultants is having associations with the most experienced surgeons and reliable advanced hospitals in cities of Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi and Nagpur.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

India e-tourist Visa Helps In Boosting Visitor Traffic

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Facility will be extended to 31 more countries from June.

Buoyed by a rise in foreign tourist arrivals following the introduction of the e-tourist visa to several nationalities, including UAE citizens, India plans to extend the facility for more countries in the hopes of recording a jump in traffic this year.

India will extend the e-tourist visa facility to the nationals of 31 more countries from June this year, as part of a game-changing initiative to make travelling to India for tourism purpose “simple and hassle-free,” said Manas R. Pattanaik, regional director of Indian Tourism in Dubai.

Since the e-tourist visa facility has been made available for citizens of 45 countries on November 27, 2014, there has been a noticeable growth in traffic. In the first quarter of 2015 around 75,859 tourists arrived in India by availing the e-tourist visa facility.  The Gulf-Middle East region is an important source market for India. “There has been a consistent growth in tourist arrivals from this region to India over the past three years with 2014 registering an overall growth of around19 per cent over the previous year. From UAE there was an increase of 1.8 per cent in the tourist traffic to India during the first quarter,” said Pattanaik.

He was speaking on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market, where India has showcased its myriad of tourist attractions and potential under the ‘Incredible India’ banner.

Anurag Bhushan, Indian Consul General in Dubai; S. Pareeth, director, Department of Tourism, Kerala; Melvin D’silva, regional manager, Air India; and IRV. Rao, assistant director, India Tourism, were also present. In 2014, foreign tourist arrivals recorded a growth of 7.1 per cent to hit 7.46 million. Encouraged by the upswing in tourist traffic, India has set a target of boosting its share of global tourism traffic to at least one per cent from the present 0.66 per cent by 2017.

“A proposal for visa relaxation for a total of 150 countries in the world is under active consideration of the government. Tourism has been declared a priority sector by the government and the new tourism policy is on the anvil,” Pattanaik said.

Another hurdle towards a smooth travel experience in India has been removed with the introduction of e-ticketing for monuments, said Pattanaik.

The Regional Office of India Tourism in Dubai is organising tourism road shows, food festivals, and medical seminars in the GCC countries every year. Some of the countries, particularly, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, Bahrain, Egypt and Turkey have registered a significant growth and are emerging as major tourism generating markets for India from this region. The India Pavilion at the ATM has participants representing the State Tourism Board of Kerala along with Air India, ITDC, KTDC, tour operators, travel agents, hoteliers/resorts, wellness, spas and Ayurveda centres. The theme chosen this year by Ministry of Tourism for ATM, 2015 is “Find what you seek.”

One of the highlights of the ‘Incredible India’ showcase at ATM 2015 is the depiction of India as a multi-faceted tourist destination for luxury, wildlife, and wellness/medical tourism. “India has evolved as a round-the-year destination and all efforts are being made to develop niche products like wellness and medical tourism; adventure and wildlife tourism; film tourism; monsoon tourism; golf, polo and sports tourism and MICE tourism, while at the same time adding value to the cultural and heritage products of the country,” he said.

India has 32 World Heritage Sites, which include historic monuments and natural wonders.

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