Indian regulator NABH has launched accreditation rules for medical tourism agents. Empanelment of Medical Value Travel for Medical Facilitators (MVTF), accreditation is voluntary and is valid for two years at a time.
At the launch, Union Health secretary C.K. Mishra said, “India needs to focus on quality investment to remain globally competitive in the area of medical tourism. Indian healthcare has been constantly improving and globally acknowledged. It is time for both celebration and introspection — celebration, as the sector has done well and is continuously striving to do well, and introspection, because there is still a lot to do, as there is a huge opportunity still to be tapped.”