Chief Minister K Rosaiah has said that Hyderabad is fast becoming a major health tourism center as many foreign patients are opting to get treated here.
"Hyderabad has become one of the major health tourism hubs in India as a number of hospitals are providing services at affordable costs. Hundreds of foreigners are showing interest to obtain better health care treatment in Hyderabad hospitals which employ the latest technology and have modern facilities,'' the CM revealed.
He was speaking on the occasion of the launch of a new Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD) prevention initiative, called 'Healthy Hearts' project at the national-level Prevent India- 2010 conference.
This project has been launched by the Medwin Hearts Foundation. Dr Ramesh Babu Byrapaneni, president of Medwin Heart Foundation, said the new initiative would help policy-makers and health care professionals develop guidelines for screening and preventing heart disease.