Foreigners visiting India can avail treatment without obtaining medical visa: Govt

NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry on Friday announced that foreigners visiting India can avail treatment, except organ transplant, anywhere in the country without obtaining a medical visa.

The ministry said in a statement that indoor treatment may now be taken on primary (original) visa for pre-existing diseases, which the foreigner may have been suffering from even before his or her entry into India and for ailments that were in his or her knowledge.

The decision has been taken as some foreigners, who are already in India on valid visas, were facing difficulties in availing medical treatment in the event of their falling sick during their stay. (AGENCIES)