Why Medical Tourism INDIA ?
Medical Tourism in India allows the medical tourist to access high quality medical care at much lower prices . .
India is an obvious choice for safe and cost-effective medical treatment and despite any prejudices about healthcare in developing countries India’s private hospitals have earned their reputation as world-class institutions with state-of–the-art technology and highly skilled medical personnel. Indian doctors are considered to be among the best in the world and their high level of surgical expertise evolves from many years of training. Many doctors train and work in the US, Europe or the UK after completing their studies in India.Medical Tourism INDIA has an edge
Medical Tourism INDIA
has a number of corporate hospitals, many of which are gaining ISO9001 standardisation status (the voluntary standardisation run by a non governmental body where hospitals must pass rigorous tests to be certified). The Indian government is also establishing minimum quality standards to reassure patients seeking treatment abroad and the Joint Commission International USA is the Gold Standard accreditation for US and European hospitals which represents the highest levels of patient care and patient safety.
Many patients from US, Africa, Middle East and SAARC countries are flocking to India for medical treatment and complex� surgeries.
There has been a significant 30 per cent year on year rise in Medical Tourism INDIA in the past decade, as the four major metros including Bangalore and Hyderabad have been treating cardiac, neuro, orthopaedic and cancer patients, and attending to kidney transplants and general surgery patients. “In fact, Bangalore is relatively a new destination for medical tourism compared to other cities in the country.
But, Medical Tourism INDIA has now picked up momentum in attracting patients not only from Pakistan and Bangladesh but also from the US. Presently, India is competing with countries like Singapore, Thailand, South Africa, Egypt and Jordan in providing cost-effective medical care.
Over the years, Indian doctors have developed the expertise to perform the most complicated surgeries – be it of the heart, kidney, brain or bone. Medical Tourism INDIA procedures are affordable and the waiting period for open heart surgeries or kidney transplants is minimal.
The treatment is very cost-effective in India – 80 per cent cheaper as against UK or USA while 30 per cent cheaper compared to Thailand. For example, the cost of a complex heart surgery is around Rs 4.5 lakh in India while the same procedure will be more than double in the US. There is absolutely no waiting period in our hospitals, adds Benny Charles.
Most of these health care facilities have the best professional expertise as well as visiting surgeons and medical consultants from US and Europe who prefer to perform their surgeries in India and not get bogged down by problems of medical insurance and long waiting periods.
These hospitals not only arrange for the patient’s diagnosis, surgery and post-operative care but also travel, accommodation, counselling and even arrangements for city tours.
“Medical visas are generally provided without any difficulties except in some countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iraq. Visa for the US citizens is tough and time consuming. There is a need for Indian embassies to provide ‘medical visa’ on a priority basis followed by simplification of procedures,” he said.Medical Tourism India is gaining momentum