Sri Lanka to push medical tourism

September 19, 2014 (LBO) – Sri Lanka to push medical tourism in order to support the 20 billion dollars export target in year 2020 an official of Export Development Board said. EDB, which strongly believes in private public partnership approach, has decided to make the first ever national initiative to rally the healthcare providers as well as stakeholders and formulate a common voice for 2015-20 National Masterplan Initiative on Medical Tourism,

We need to map out such factors as availability of hospital facilities, accreditation, specialisations, ˜center of excellence’ areas, post-surgery and wellness packages, packages medical tourism as well as tie ups with global medical travel facilitators.

The EDB can shape the future roadmap of this sector based on the collective voice healthcare operators. Weerakoone said.

She said establishing a formal link between the Medical Tourism Committee of Sri Lanka and Private Health Association (PHA) could be priority steps in this effort.

EDB is ready to allocate prominent space in its web portal’s service exports section for this initiative. Weerakoone said.

PHA hosts the major