PUNE: Medical tourism is booming in Pune. A reasonable efficiency in healthcare, comparatively low treatment costs and state-of-the-art hospitals, hospitality and other feel-good factors have put the city among the top destinations for medical tourism.
A study by Noida-based RNCOS, a market research and information analysis company, has said that India's share in the global medical tourism industry will climb to around 2.4 per cent by 2012-end.
The number of medical tourists is anticipated to grow at that rate of over 19 per cent in the forecast period to reach 1.1 million by 2012. Pune, said medical experts, will gain in a big way.