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‘More direct int’l flights will help push medical tourism’

MOHALU: The second day of the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit 2019 on Friday saw delegates call for more international flights from the state to harness its massive potential to emerge as a medical tourism hub.

Tribune News Service

Mohali, December 6

The second day of the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit 2019 on Friday saw delegates call for more international flights from the state to harness its massive potential to emerge as a medical tourism hub.

With its state-of-the-art infrastructure, skilled manpower and government support to set up new multi-speciality hospitals, coupled with its vibrant hospitality sector, Punjab is an ideal state to emerge as a hub of medical tourism, pointed out the delegates at the session on 'Developing Punjab into a hub of International and Domestic Medical Tourism'.

The only thing the Punjab Government needs to do is to press upon the Union Government to bring more direct international flights in the state from CIS nations, such as Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, and to cater to NRI populations in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand, in order to attract NRI patients, the delegates stressed.

Punjab has six medical colleges, 13 dental colleges and a sizeable number of nursing colleges.

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