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हिंदी करंट अफेयर्स प्रश्नोत्तरी 2017 के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें.

Railways extend E-ticketing facility for differently abled passengers

Indian Railways has extended its e-ticketing facility to differently abled persons in order to provide them with more convenience.

As per railways this e-ticketing facility will be available to those passengers who are differently-abled such as orthopaedically handicapped, hearing and speech impaired persons, mentally challenged or vision challenged.

These passengers will be given photo-identity card through which facilities of e-ticketing can be availed for booking of rail tickets.

In order to obtain photo-identity card, passengers who are differently-abled must need to submit their original handicapped medical certificate along with two copies of recent passport size photographs, photo-identity proof and proof of date of birth in the commercial branch of nearest Divisional Railway Manager’s Office.

After the due verification of the certificate/documents, they will be issued photo-identity card. This photo-identity card is not transferable and must be used only on journey conducted by the person for which the card was issued.

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International India Medical Tourism Congress begins in New Delhi

International India Medical Tourism Congress began in Delhi. It aims to promote country’s medical tourism by creating awareness about it and create international network opportunities.

The medical tourism congress was inaugurated by Tourism Secretary Dr Lalit K Panwar and it will be a two-day event.

In this congress more than 200 delegates from India, Africa, Iran, Dubai, Turkey and Jordan will participate.

Medical Tourism in India

In case of medical tourism, foreign citizens prefer India for treatment because of the availability of cheap medical facilities and higher technological system in the country. In few cases these patients are not satisfied by the allopathic treatment, so they opt for India’s Ayurvedic treatment and at the same time enjoy the hospitality of the people here.

Thus, medical tourism attracts people, brings in money and improves medical standards.

But there is urgent need to revamp this untapped sector as at present there is absence of a common platform, poor marketing strategies and absence of public private partnership which create hindrances in the growth of medical tourism sector in India.

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