With the new generation of Emiratis and others in the region increasingly preferring the West for medical tourism India is trying to regain its position as a major destination for medical travelers.

The Indian government has come up with new strategies to build better cooperation in the health sector with the GCC countries. The initial steps in this direction was the launch of an Indo-UAE Health Cooperation Programme that held over the past weekend in Dubai. It aimed to develop strategic partnership in the medical and holistic healthcare sector between India and the UAE.

Organised by the Indian Ministry of Tourism in association with the Consulate and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry the event was supported by the Dubai Health Authority Dubai Healthcare City and Indian Business and Professional Council.