Friday, November 16, 2007

Medical Tourism in India

India is one of the best options for medical tourism because of the price advantage that it has over the other countries. India is relatively cheap and yet the state-of-the-art facilities are available here. Medical treatments in India are almost three to four times cheaper than any western country.

Taj Mahal, Agra In spite of the difference in price there is absolutely no difference in the quality of the treatment available here. Our partner hospitals (Apollo Hospitals and MIOT Hospital) are JCI accredited, which means that they are in par with hospitals in the west. Not only the patient gets treated effectively, but also gets to enjoy vacationing at the same time.

Although in the last few years India has established throughout the world their expertise in IT and business services outsourcing, there are number public and private sector undertakings which are constantly competing to make India the future hub for medical tourism.

The most promising aspect is from India's educational and intellectual labor pool, which makes it a viable alternative for quality healthcare services in comparable to the west.

The following are the summary of benefits in India:
  • JCI accredited hospitals in-par with quality, technology, and service.
  • UK/US Board certified Physicians and highly qualified support staff.
  • Significant cost savings 60-80% compared to procedures in US and UK.
  • No waiting period for major procedures such as Bone Marrow Transplant.
  • English speaking staff and customized hospitality service.
  • Easy to combine with a vacation or business trip.
Downtown,   Delhi Most of the major hospitals in India offer world class treatments in all fields of medicine including Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Diabetes, Spine and Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dentistry, Pulmonology, and General Medicine. In addition, spoken English is prevalent throughout the country.

Apart from the above, India is well known for its rich culture and heritage. It is a vast country, well renowned for ancient alternative therapies such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Therapeutic Massage, etc. It is an exotic tourist destination with plenty of beaches, mountains, rivers and greenery to enjoy a vacation, while seeking medical treatment.