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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.