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14th January 2017
IMA is a member of National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board
IMA is a member of National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board.  The following recommendations are likely to be implemented:
  • Government to facilitate e-Medical Visa.
  • Normally e-Visa given for 60 days but e-Medical Visa will be for 6 months.
  • e-Visa will have a permission for double entry, but e-Medical Visa will permit Triple entry.
  • e-Visa will be extendable to e-Medical Visa.
  • e-Medical Visa will be available at five  major Indian Ports i.e. Mumbai, Cochin, Goa, Chennai and Mangalore.
  • e-Medical Visa will be available for 161  countries.
Dr KK Aggarwal
National President IMA and HCFI
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India loses 5 mothers every hour, accounting for the maximum number of maternal deaths in the world.
New Delhi, Jan 13, 2017: Each year, 45,000 women die due to preventable pregnancy-related causes across India. These alarming statistics reflect the importance of strengthened comprehensive health care systems and promoting institutionalized deliveries. 
There are several factors that account for maternal mortality in India. Hemorrhage (25.6 percent) is the topmost cause of maternal death, followed by sepsis (13 percent), toxemia of pregnancy (11.9 percent), abortions (8 percent) and obstructed labor (6.2 percent) while other causes together account for the remaining 35.3 percent. 
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