Why should you consider India for medical tourism?
When it comes to healthcare and specialised medical treatment, India
ranks among the best of the best. Private hospitals in India are on par with their Western peers and over the past few years, the healthcare boom has created rich niche specalised medical treatments. The country is now a global health destination, with medical tourism growing by 30 per cent each year.
With state-of-the-art technology, excellent patient care and cutting edge medical research, private clinics as well as multi-specialty hospitals have developed into some of the best healthcare providers in the region.
Couple that with resourceful staff and high skilled medical practitioners – India easily outranks its regional peers. Doctors in India are also revered as some of the best in the world and their unmatched skill and level of surgical expertise is testament the thriving medical sector in India.
Hygiene in private hospitals is excellent, and all surgical patients are screened for HIV and Hbs Ag antibodies to prevent transmission of communicable diseases and the incidence of MRSA is minimal. Leading private hospitals are more often than not installed with laminar air flow technology in accordance to ISO9001 standards. These are just a couple of examples which exhibit India’s growing medical prowess.
Low cost treatment
Despite having cutting edge technology, healthcare facilities in India remain cost-effective. Private hospitals are able to offer treatments at a fraction of the cost when compared to Western nations.
Apart from being economical, medical tourists to India can avail the benefit of package deals which include flights, transfers, hotels, treatment and sometimes even a postoperative vacation.
The cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta), Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Hyderabad are considered the best when it comes to quality healthcare. Flights from Oman to India arrive at most major airports which are spread across this vast country. The best time to visit is between October and March as the monsoons occur from the months of May to September.
India has 28 Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospitals and the city of Chennai is termed as ‘India’s Health Capital.’ Multi and super specialty hospitals across India see the influx of 150 international patients per day into the country. 45% of the international medical tourists in India travel to Chennai. The city has an estmated 12,500 hospital beds, of which 50% are used by both domestic and international medical tourists. Even the quality of dental care in the city has attracted a vast number of medical tourists in the city.