Encouraging India as a Medical Tourist Destination

Factors that encourage India to be the leading Medical Tourists Destination.

With an estimated figures of Rs.5000 – Rs.10000 crore within two years to come, India definitely looks upon as one of the happening medical tourism destinations popular among tourists. With so much potential no wonder Indian Government plans to promote the overseas marketing of India as a Medical Tourism Destination. This view definitely brings hope for India in terms of capitalizing on the low cost and world class standard medical services available within the city.

Role Played by Major Groups and Corporates

This realization has been very resourceful in bringing ahead few of the major hospitals and medical organizations into promoting themselves as one of the provider of one of the high quality medical solutions. Major groups like Tatas, Max, Fortis and Escorts have come up with world class medical hospitals providing state-of-art computerized modern health solutions. No wonder few have gone a step ahead by providing assistance and international tourists friendly packages which along with medical solutions and treatments provide various other services.

Assistance provided for International Tourists

Along with online registrations and doctors appointments, few additional assistance and services are provided to medical tourists by the hospitals and medical institutions. These services work in benefit for both the parties and thus promote medical tourism. Few of these services include:

Special health packages
Medical Visa Assistance
Hotel Accommodation
Airport pickup and drop assistance
Language interpreters
Concierge services
International newspapers

Benefits for medical tourists

Medical tourists enjoy various benefits which work positively for them. Apart from a medical solution which is of international standards they also get to avail of latest medical technologies that too in reduced costs. Apparently language also doesn't act as a barrier when it comes to India. The treatments provided in India are five to six times cheaper then what it may cost on countries like Europe or America. Also the medical tourists don't have to compromise on anything when it comes to treatments or any other related services.

Popular treatments in India

India is known for its highly qualified medical professionals and doctors. In fact few of the renowned surgeons and doctors around the world are Indians. In fact, few of the medical tourists from all around the world are familiar with renowned Indian surgeons and specialists as they practice in UK and US. The few of the most popular treatments which are highly appreciated around the world include cardiac bypass, heart surgery, eye surgery, hip replacement and alternative medicine to list a few.

Hospitals listed under medical tourism

There are many hospitals that are listed under medical tourism. Out of these few are multi – specialty hospitals while others offer specialized services in particular fields like cardiology, cancer, dentistry, cosmetic etc.

Few hospitals that are listed under medical tourism include:

1. Fortis Healthcare
2. Apollo Hospital
3. Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai
4. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
5. Max Hospitals
6. Medanta Medicity,Gurgaon
7. AIIMS, New Delhi

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Author: RAJESH.R06 May 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1


Today's world the patients are increasing in a large scale and they are searching a good hospital. Few of the hospitals are listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange and they are the part of Medical Tourist Destination because other countries medical expenses is very high. So they are coming India for a better treatement. In India there is a couple of doctors or specialists worked in these hospitals and the rate is very low compare to other country.

Author: Mrs Sabita Barman07 May 2011 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

It is a very good article to create awareness about the Indian medical system. Here it can be mentioned that Indian medical system is quite rich not only in terms of modern medicine but also in terms of traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine. We are very much proud of to be born in the country. This is the only place, where the diseases are cured which are believed to be incurable, this is because of enormous knowledge in the medicinal field from time immemorial. Any tourist who visits India for the purpose will not be frustrated.

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