Why India as a Destination
of Medical Tourism
Over the last few years, a new trend in health care industry,
known as medical tourism or health travel is gaining popularity
ignoring the borders. It is commonly believed that most of
the medical travelers seek cheap and fast medical attention.
Contradictory to this, according to Mc Kinsey & Co report(2008),
40 percent of medical travelers seek advanced technology for
the treatment, 32 percent seek better health care, 15 percent
seek faster medical service and only 9 percent considered
lower cost as one of the reason to medical travel. In India,
the number of medical tourists increased from 1,50,000 in
2002 to 4,50,000 in 2007. Mc Kinsey report further reiterated
that, India’s medical tourism industry can be worth
a whopping $2.2 billion annually in terms of revenue. India
was one of the first countries to recognize the potential
of medical tourism and today is the leading destination for
global medical tourists.
Compared to any other countries, India provides various state
of the art high quality health care services at 20 percent
cost offered by any developed nation with the same kind of
patient satisfaction and similar result.
India has one of the best qualified professionals in each
and every field, and this fact has now been realized the world
over. India has tens of thousands of skilled physicians, surgeons
and committed Paramedical personnel. Regarding Medical Facilities,
India has the most competent doctors and world class Medical
Facilities in the recent past due to the onset of corporate
group of hospital such as Apollo, Fortis, Max , Columbia Asia
etc. Over the last two decades, the economic boom in India
has led to the building of medical facilities & infrastructure
that rival the very best western medical care.
With most competitive charges for treatment, India is a very
lucrative destination for people wanting to undergo treatment
of certain medical problems who do not need immediate emergency
treatment. With the best infrastructure, the best possible
Medical facilities, accompanied with the most competitive
prices, one can get the treatment done in India at the reasonable
charges. Moreover India enjoys the advantage of a skilled
medical workforce fluent in English and availability of bi
- lingual interpreters for almost all foreign languages.
India has a liberal medical visa ( M visa) policy and visa
can be granted for a period up to one year, which can be further
extended by the government on the production of medical certificate.
Maximum of two blood relatives may also get MX visa valid
for the same length of time as the primary visa holder’s
grant of leave.
While some small countries may be viable as alternatives
for minor surgical procedures, India is the only mainstream
option that offers a comprehensive solution for any and all
medical needs, and does this with the highest levels of service,
facilities, and professional skills. A complex transplant
or bypass procedure can be achieved for a tiny fraction of
the cost for the same procedure in any of the developed nations.
A patient when comes to India, will undergo medical treatment
and along with that can also visit any Indian tourist destinations,
as per the advice of treating doctors. The whole trip would
save a lot of money and can also get to discover India at
the same time. UNIWORLD facilitates the best medical and travel
facilities for its guests. What makes India all the more tempting
is the availability of other alternative system of medicine
such as Ayurveda, Homeo, Siddha, Naturopathy, Yoga and meditation
etc. in its most authentic form which are an excellent choice
for chronic illnesses, terminal cases and body rejuvenation.
Besides getting best medical treatment, you can also see different
tourist destinations including one of the seven wonders in
the world. The complete package will cost less than what you
would have to pay for the medical charges alone, in other
nations offering medical tourism facilities…So we welcome
you to India for best quality treatment with a leisure and
tension free trip.