Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Medical Value Travel (MVT) has seen a decline in India in recent years.
2.A new category of Ayush (AY) visa will be created for foreign nationals seeking treatment under Ayush systems or Indian systems of medicine.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Explanation –

Statement 1 is incorrect. MVT has seen significant growth in India in recent years.  In the MTA’s Medical Tourism Index (MIT) India is ranked 10th out of the 46 global destinations, 12th in 20 wellness tourism markets, and 5th in the wellness tourism market in Asia Pacific.

Statement 2 is correct. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has notified the creation of a new category of Ayush (AY) visa for foreign nationals for treatment under Ayush systems/Indian systems of medicine.

Source: ForumIAS