Thursday, 22 August 2013

Future of Medical Facilitators in India A General Discussion

Different medical tourism agencies/ facilitators joined hands for the development of Indian Medical Tourism both traditional (Unani, Aurvedic) and regular. More than 70 medical facilitators were gathered in Okhla, New Delhi on August 21, 2013 and discussed on the topic of “Future of Medical Facilitators in India”. This general discussion was called by Al-Shifa Medico Facilitators a partner entity of OAS EXIM Pvt. Ltd., Abdul al-Hafiz Group, Marlin Safe Med Journey and Al-Rahman Medical Tourism Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Obaid-ul-Allah (MD of OAS EXIM Pvt. Ltd.) enlightening the need of Al-Shifa, said it would provide the shelter for both patients as well as facilitators and control the cost of surgical procedure. He further said that their goals are to provide high level quality care within affordable price that’s why they will only deal with those hospitals which fulfill JCI and NABH criteria.

Mr. Abdul al-Hafiz (Abdul al-Hafiz Group) also addressed the gathering and described the nature of work of Al-Shifa. He said that few medical tourism agencies were not upto the marks and exploiting the patients. I think Al-Shifa is real eye-opener for many medical facilitators and guides them to deal with foreign patients.

Mr. Md. Afzal Siddiqui (Marlin Safe Med Journey) explained the objective and goal of Indian Council of Medical Facilitators and Interpreters (ICMFI). He said that all these efforts to protect the reputation of Indian Medical tourism from disreputable hospitals and healthcare providers which may not have the same level of quality healthcare and standards. ICMFI makes us able to demonstrate a depth of Indian options many hadn’t seen before.

Participants of this programme actively shared their views and nominated a group of ten people to tackle their concerns. In this function, Mr. Safder Imam, Mr. Abdullah, Mr. Imdad Rabbani, Mr. Shifa Mr. Ateeq and Mr. Afaq along with 70 medical facilitators were present and assured to strengthen the Al-Shifa. 



  1. I was a participant in the programme, as well I participated some meetings before when the general form and structure of the coordination body were the matter of concern. I was wondered to see the outcome of organizers’ efforts and the response of participants. All things are very promising. However, I hope and request the same candor and attachment as well by the participants too as was shown by the organizers towards the common goal and destination.

  2. Hi Afzal Rahmani,
    Thanks for your time and comments...
    We assure you that our Council as well Al-Shifa will always work for development of Indian medical tourism and medical facilitators/ interpreters.
    We need your support and feed backs....

    Marlin Safe Med Journey

  3. I am happy to know that Indian medical facilitators are working together for development of medical tourism sector...
    Congratulations for this wounder full event... Keep it up..
    Abdul Khalique Kamil

  4. Hi AbdulKhalique,
    Thanks for your comments and support..

  5. That's a great news that the medical tourism getting together and being organized. It will create a trustworthiness and attract the people around the world. I am sure this effort will result as a great medical hub for the foreigners and take the industry to hilt.
    Really it's nice to hear these things from you Marlin, great effort and I hope and wish for success.
    Ataur Rahman

  6. Thanks a lot Mr. Ataur Rahman for your feedback..
    your comments are highly appreciated...

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