Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/176360
Authors: 
Taneja, Nisha
Bimal, Samridhi
Dayal, Isha
Nadeem, Taher
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 333
Abstract: 
Despite an uncertain political relationship, and tensions between India and Pakistan, healthcare is a sector for trade that has the potential to grow. It is a soft sector, offering a win-win situation for both countries as producers will get a larger market for their products while consumers will have more options and superior quality products to choose from. Given India's growth in the area of providing medical value travel facilities in South Asia, the objective of the study is to explore the potential of enhancing trade in the health sector, between India and Pakistan. Based on a survey of hospitals, intermediaries and patients, the study examines the key characteristics and constraints of India-Pakistan trade in health services. The study also documents lessons that India can learn from its South-East Asian competitors in the medical tourism industry and finally recommends policies that will improve trade in health services between India and Pakistan.
Subjects: 
Services
Trade
Health
Medical Tourism
JEL: 
F10
F68
I11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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