Medical Tourism in India; an overview.
People go to a health care facility not only for seeking treatment but also for regular health check up which help them in early identification of any serious illness that can affect their health condition. There is a growing trend in people travelling from other countries to India in search treatment.
Some of the reason behind this trend is …
- Quality Health Care Services
- More number hospitals with state-of-the-art facilities.
- Highly Qualified and Experienced Health Care Professionals.
- More Number of Accredited Hospitals : National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health Care Providers (NABH), Joint Commission International (JCI).
- Less Expensive Treatments – Medical and Surgery.
- Well connected flights with International Hubs.
- Popularity of English in India, English is an official language and widely spoken.
Medical Tourism refers to people travelling to a country other than their own to obtain a medical treatment (Wikipedia).
India on Tourism Map
Common Procedures Done
Common treatments done are as follows.
- Orthopedic Surgery: Total Knee Replacement (TKR), Total Hip Replacement (THR)
- Cardiovascular Surgery : Valve Replacement, Bypass Heart Surgery, Heart Transplantation.
- Cosmetic Surgery: Facial, Breast , Liposuction.
- Organ Transplantation
- Oncology Treatment
- Eye Surgery
- Stroke Treatment
- Weight Reduction Surgery : Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Banding.
Beneficiaries of Medical Tourism is India
People from different parts of world comes to India for treatment.
Top Nations are as follows.
- United States
- United Kingdom
- Republic of Korea
- Nigeria and Other African Countries
- Policy Initiatives to promote Health Tourism
- Infection Control and It’s Impact in Medical Tourism
- Medical Value Travel – mainstreaming Ayurveda and Dental Tourism
- Need for High Class Infrastructure in Attracting Medical Tourism
- Challenges in Healthcare Insurance in Medical Tourism
- Sharing the best practices from Neighboring states and countries