India wants to make medical tourism a $9 billion industry by 2020

New Delhi (CNN)There are many reasons people go to India: the culture, the food, the weather. But in recent years, another factor drawing visitors is health care. By 2017, the number of arrivals more than doubled to 495,056, government figures show. Visa rules have also been changed to encourage applications. “The e-tourist visa regime has been expanded to include medical visits as well. Medical and medical attendant visas have been introduced to ease the travel process of medical tourists. The maximum duration of stay in India under the e-medical visa is a longer duration of six months,” Alphons said. Still, it’s important to be cautious when it comes to predictions, said Johanna Hanefeld, an associate professor of health policy and …