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Published by: Vinosanth Subramaniam on Mar 20, 2011
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Medical Tourism India – An Insight
Medical Tourism
Medical tourism is a great new trend that is changing the way that thousands of Americans and Europeans are choosing to have surgery.This exciting new way of receiving medical treatment involves traveling to an advancedfacility, having your procedure at a much lower cost, and using the savings to opt forand enjoy a holiday during your recovery in an exotic location!Here people seek Medical Treatments in foreign country and travelto obtain a variety of medical and surgical treatments at a muchlower price.
Medical Treatment & Tourism
Medical Tourism is also for the people who either do not haveMedical Insurance, NHS, etc or these are not enough to cover thetreatment they need.Another category of the people opting for Medical Treatment in India are those whoneed to take a medical treatment and also wish to take that holiday, so they combinetheir Treatment & Holiday Together and still save big. They combine this with avacation in the country they are visiting.
“Research has shown that recovery in a new and stimulatingenvironment is much faster than if you were to stay inhospital or at home”.
The procedures in countries like India are usuallyfar less expensive – in certain cases, as less as15% of the cost for the same treatment abroad.2.
The medical professionals in these facilities aresome of the most well-trained and experiencedsurgeons in their fields.3.
The standards of hospitality at hospitals incountries like India and certain other far and middle-Eastern countries arefar higher than in America or Europe.4.
Research has shown that recovery in a new and stimulating environment ismuch faster than if you were to stay in hospital or at home.
All doctors and medical staff speak fluent English, as does most of thepopulation
 Medical Tourism in India
Here people from all over the world travel to India forvarious medical treatments & pay a much lesser pricefor the treatment here & alsotakea holiday here & stillsave money.Cost of certain treatments in India is as less as 25% of the cost for the same treatment abroad and today,India offers World Class Medical Treatments with world class medical facilities atfraction of cost comparatively. It makes India the an ideal healthcare destinationfor highly specialized medical care & High Quality Medical Facilities.India is already one of the most popular destinations for medical tourists andwith the all round growth and development, is confident to further enhance it’sreputation.
A recent CII-McKinsey study on healthcare says Medical Tourism is likely to grow to US$ 125-250 Million by 2012.
Compared to many other Medical Tourism countries, India has both theProfessional the Technological setup and infrastructure to support it and helpstay ahead of its competition for many years.Many Pharmaceuticals Companies meet the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationrequirements and numerous Indian hospitals provide Treatments & HealthcareServices that are simply available only here. Many Hospitals in India are JCICertified which requires to meet the most stringent norms.
Key benefits of Medical Treatments & Tourism in India
World Class Treatment & Fraction of comparative cost inwestern countries.
Patients from more than 55 countries treated in India.
Medical Technology, Equipments. Facilities & Infrastructure in India at par withInternational Standards.
The Indian doctors are recognized as amongst the best at International levels.
Practically no waiting time for Taking Medical Treatment.
India rated among the top 5 favorite tourism destinations worldwide.
Worldwide Growth of Medical Tourism…..
Several factors combined together has led to theunimaginable increase in popularity of medical tourismworldwide.
1. Low costs & World Class Medical Treatments .
 The costs of Medical Treatments in majority of WesternCountries tend to be high in relation to the majormedical treatments & tourism destination countries andthe advanced facilities, awareness and accessibility has led to a favourablesituation where people can take advantage of this benefit & avail world classmedical & healthcare treatments abroad
2. Low travel costs
 The major reduction in travel costs worldwide has been agreat advantage that makes medical treatments & tourismin these countries more affordable.
3. High Growth of World Class Medical Treatments in Foreign Countries.
 In recent years the technology and standards of care in many developingcountries have seen dramatic improvements and thesecountries now have standards of healthcare that are on parwith any in the USA or Western Europe.As a matter of fact, many Eastern countries like Indiaproduce more doctors and Foreign and domesticinvestment schemes, as well as growing governmentsupport in the health care industries in many of thesecountries are some of the best in the world. You will findthat larger facilities are equipped with the latest in medicaltechnology.Many new surgical procedures are pioneered in India’s large hospitals, and thereare many experts and leaders in various surgical fields who work in Indianhospitals.People facing major surgery in the near future and are now not worried abouthow they will afford it without insurance and they consider opting for treatmentabroad. Likewise, they get an excuse to go on an exotic holiday withoutspending more than they would have on their surgery and also Medical Tourismis a great way to enjoy their recovery on vacation.

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