Indian embassy organises B2B meeting to promote healthcare, medical tourism
The event aimed at facilitating interaction and tie-ups between representatives of 30 Indian hospitals, visiting Oman to participate in the Oman Health Exhibition Conference, and representatives of hospitals and other medical institutions in Oman.
H E Indra Mani Pandey, India’s Ambassador to Oman also launched a bilingual portal ‘Sehat Oman’ at the B2B event. Available in Arabic and English, the website provides comprehensive information on various medical treatments available at hospitals in various cities of India.
The B2B meeting was attended by over 150 persons, including officials from the Ministry of Health, Treatment Abroad Committee of Diwan of Royal Court and representatives of Indian and Omani hospitals and health and wellness institutions.
Eng Redha Juma al Saleh, vice chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, graced the meeting as the chief guest.
Indian embassy has been constantly striving to ensure that Omanis seeking medical visas do not face any difficulty in obtaining them. The embassy issues medical visas on a priority basis. A separate counter for receiving medical visa applications has been opened at BLS India Visa Application Centre.
Medical visa fees too have been reduced to RO30.900 for visa valid up to six months and RO46.300 for visa valid up to one year. Medical visa is valid for double and multiple entries, on case-to-case basis. Applicants can apply with their report from a hospital in Oman and an appointment letter from an Indian hospital. The introduction of eMedical Visa has made it possible to obtain visa online.