IMTD India Medical Tourism Destinaion 2013 Nigeria

IMTD 2013 Nigeria is a Medical tourism event to promote Indian advanced medical treatment in very affordable cost comparing to others.Next event is held in Nigeria to increase the inflow of inbound medical patient rate.
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CONNAUGHT PLACE, India - May 18, 2013 - PRLog -- India Medical Tourism Destination (IMTD) Nigeria 2013 : The Fourth edition in Abuja and Lagos

Organized by Federation Of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
( FICCI), Co-organized by Trident Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. and the presenting partner Services Exports Promotion Council, The Indian Medical Tourism Destination in its fourth edition  in  Africa and seventh in the world will be held in Nigeria at Lagos on the 26th & 27th of September and at Abuja on the 30th September in the year 2013 to showcase the best of Indian Healthcare in Nigeria.

The prestigious exhibition and conference will be held for the fourth time in Africa, the previous conferences being in Tanzania and two conferences in Kenya. IMTD has done prior conferences and exhibitions in Kuwait, Oman and Canada and is the only medical travel fair to showcase the ever burgeoning Indian healthcare system to the world.  

In 2009, IMTD Canada,  In a message to the organizers, Ms Preeti Saran, Consulate General of India said – “IMTD 2009 provided a window in the Medical Tourism sector for Canadians looking for affordable, quality and World Class alternatives in healthcare services in India.”  This was followed by IMTD Kenya in 2011 where the conference was inaugurated by the Health Minister of Kenya, Mr. P. Anyang, Nyongo and the High Commissioner of India to Kenya H.E Mr. Sibraprata Tripathi. The Middle eastern version of the IMTD was held in Kuwait and Oman in November 2011. Minister of Health for the State of Kuwait Dr Hilal AlSayer officially launched the two day long International Exhibition and Conference in an elegant function held at Crown Plaza, Kuwait. This was followed by IMTD 2 which was done in multiple location vis a vis Kenya and Tanzania in August 2012.

India Medical Tourism Destination is an avenue for better healthcare in India. It was designed to help Indian Hospitals get a better  reach of the available human resources via its networking strategy using exhibitions as a platform.

An IMTD Exhibition is attended by the health Minister of the particular country, Head of the Doctor’s association and the Ambassador of India to that Country. An IMTD Exhibition is covered in almost all the local newspapers and the media of that country. An IMTD Exhibition is attended by at least 500 people of that country.

The previous three editions of the IMTD saw the participation of some major Hospitals like Fortis, Apollo, Medanta, Artemis, Asian Heart Institiute, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Sir GangaRam Hospital, Ruby Hall, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Narayana Hrudayalaya, Sri Rama Chandra Institute of Medical Sciences and many JCI and NABH Accredited organization as IMTD is the only Medical Tourism exhibition in the country to have been given the marketing development assistance ( MDA ) by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India ( For more info on MDA click on  

Studies reveal that the most frequently visited countries by Nigerian medical tourists

are the USA, UK, Germany, Switzerland, and more recently, India. Nigerians

form a large proportion of medical tourists to India, Europe, and the US. The

most frequent treatments sought by Nigerians in these countries are alternative

medicine, corrective, and transformative surgeries.

India is currently the choice destination for medical care by many Nigerians. Beyond

the deteriorated state of the Nigerian healthcare sector, affordable and accessible

medical treatment in India influences the decision to consider the country as a

medical tourism destination. According to a Business World report, a heart bypass

operation costs approximately US $144,000 in the U.S., US $25,000 in Costa Rica,

US $24,000 in Thailand, US $20,000 in Mexico, US $13,500 in Singapore, but only

US $8,500 in India where there is a similar quality of healthcare.

In a statement credited to Professor Babatunde Oshotimehin, Nigeria’s former

Minister of Health, by the International Medical Travel Journal, at least 3,000

Nigerians travel each month to India for medical treatment and spend close to $200 million (N30 billion) annually. This is equivalent to about 20% of the budgetary allocation for the healthcare sector in 2010.

IMTD is like a Hospital , IMTD is a process, it’s a revolution, a change, a new wave, a contribution, a brand which will propel the Indian Healthcare industry to newer heights.  IMTD Nigeria 2013 is the biggest medical tourism of the year and will be attended by hundreds of visitors, Doctors, Insurance professional, facilitators, patients and medical fraternity of Nigeria.

CEIR (centre of exhibition industry researches):

- 76% of exhibition attendees arrive with an agenda;

- 48% of exhibition leads don't require a sales call to close the deal;

- Exhibition leads cost 56% less to close than field sales calls;

- 87% of exhibition attendees say they will share information obtained at

exhibitions with their immediate superiors. "Trade shows are an important marketing link to our customers today - more so than  ever before. This can be attributed to the dynamics of the business economy, which continues to fuel downsizing throughout the industry; creating attendees who go to events with a strategic basic mission: to answer the age-old question 'How can I grow my business?' As exhibitors, we must be prepared to answer that question with clean,

uncluttered messages and recommendations."

Jerome A. Gaither, Manager, Tradeshows and Conventions, The Coca-Cola Company Article 3:

Vanshraj Singh

( The Author is a Medical Tourism Consultant with Trident Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. He can be reached on +91 9999 456 087 and email : )

Jagadish Barui

Medical Tourism Analyst

Trident Exhibition Pvt. Ltd.

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