Indian clinics ready to provide Ukrainian patients with effective modern methods of treatment
KYIV. Oct 1 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Indian clinics are ready to provide Ukrainian patients with effective modern methods of treatment and introduce them to Ukrainian doctors, Raj Kumar Raina, the director general of Apollo hospital in India, has said.
"Many patients from the CIS countries now come to Indian clinics, but there are very few patients from Ukraine. We are ready to accept them and exchange experience with Ukrainian doctors," he said at a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine.
The expert said annually more than one million patients from more than 76 countries of the world come to India for treatment. At the same time, about 300,000 people annually come on tourist visas to Ayurvedic clinics.
Head of the Harinder Medicare and Solutions clinic (India) Harinder Singh, in turn, stressed the importance of sharing experience between Indian doctors and their Ukrainian counterparts, including on the treatment of serious diseases, which requires the use of high-tech methods.
President of the Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism Violetta Yanyshevska noted that for the development of cooperation between Ukraine and India in the field of medical tourism, it is necessary to simplify the visa regime both from India and from Ukraine.
According to her, in particular, eight members of the Indian delegation at the medical tourism congress, which opens in Kyiv on October 2, spent more than eight hours in the transit area of Boryspil airport because of inconsistency of visa procedures: they planned to take advantage of the opportunity to obtain a Ukrainian visa on arrival.