India is one of the best known tourist’s paradise and now a fast emerging destination for medical treatment. Every year thousand of visitors are coming to India from around the world just for medical check up and other type of surgeries. Medical Tourism is a developing concept whereby people from all over the world visit India for their medical treatment and relaxation.
India is one of the favorable places for Health Tourism due to its low cost advantage, high quality health care services and an English speaking populance. With the new trend of medical tourism in India, tourists can enjoy a rejuvenating holiday along with the world class treatments.
MEANING OF MEDICAL TOURISM - INDIA : Medical Tourism is defined as a ‘cost effective’ personal healthcare treatment with the association of the tourism industry for patients needing surgical as well as other specialized treatments. This concept is being developed both by the corporate sector involved in healthcare and the tourism industry. Broadly speaking, Medical Tourism has now become a common form of vacationing covering a broad range of medical services. It is a combination of leisure, fun and recreation along with healthcare and wellness.
India offers a health holiday, leaving behind your tensions and coming into a relaxing environment close to nature. At the same time you are able to receive an orientation that will help you to improve your life in terms of your health and well being. It is like rejuvenation and clean up process at all levels-physical, psychological and expressive.
Today India is one of the country which is being upgraded with the medical treatment such as Yoga and Ayurveda along with other surgeries. However, a nice blend of top class medical expertise at attractive prices is helping a rise in the number of Indian corporate hospitals attracting foreign patients from all over the world.
In comparison with Thailand, Singapore and other Asian countries which have advanced medical amenities and built in medical tourism options along with good hospitals, salubrious climate and visitor destination, the quickly growing Indian corporate hospital sector has to still go a long way. But, things are changing radically in favor of India, particularly in view of the high eminence expertise of medical professionals, backed by the fast improving tools and nursing amenities, and above all, the cost-effectiveness of the pack up.
WHY CHOOSE INDIA FOR HEALTHCARE : India being the most attractive tourist destination among the visitors around the globe is know steadily moving towards Medical tourism. The reason to this can be easily explained. The medical treatment package price in India is 35% to 40% lesser than the treatment cost in US and Thailand. The patient can travel India once in the same cost with the excellence health care treatment in India. One more feature is that India has got a benefit of English speaking populance. So there would be no problem in making out and addressing the quandary due to language difference.
India is excelled with specialists in and from around the world and also world eminent doctors and hospitals where all services are provided to the patients. Also in India the use of radioactive isotopes in small quantities and scanning of the same through the sophisticated Gamma camera has uplifted the standing of India in the medical care community of the world. Last but not the least competitive pricing is another Unique Selling Proposition (USP) for India.
MEDICAL FACILITIES IN INDIA : Indian corporate hospitals excel in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, transplants and urology to name a few. The various specialties covered are Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, ENT, Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Neurology, Urology, Nephrology, Dermatology, Dentistry, Plastic Surgery, Gynecology, Paleontology, Psychiatry, General Medicine & General Surgery.
There is also a gamut of services ranging from General Radiography, Ultra Sonography, Mammography to high end services like Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Digital Subtraction Angiography along with intervention procedures, Nuclear Imaging. The diagnostic facilities offered in India are comprehensive to include Laboratory services, Imaging, Cardiology, Neurology and Paleontology. The Laboratory services include biochemistry, hematology, microbiology, serology, histopathology, transfusion medicine and RIA.
All medical investigations are conducted on the latest, technologically advanced diagnostic equipment. Stringent quality assurance exercises ensure reliable and high quality test results. In addition to that India has one of the largest pharmaceutical industries in the world. It is self-sufficient and self- reliant in drug production and exports drugs to more than 180 countries. Using the latest technical apparatus and the services of highly expert medical personnel, hospitals are in a position to provide a spectrum of general as well as specialist's services.
These services are offered at awfully cutthroat prices; cheering patients not only from developing countries but even from developed ones who come to India for medical treatment packages.
HOSPITALS IN INDIA
Some of the leading hospitals and their forte areas are discussed below:
• New Delhi