A strong system of healthcare in India has made it a much sought after destination for medical services. The country is known for its high quality and world class medical facilities that boast economical pricing, robust infrastructure and top notch health care services.
International patients from countries in the neighborhood such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives are coming to India for medical care. Medical tourists seeking medical services from the US, UK, Europe and many African countries have also been impressed with the Indian commitment to quality and affordable pricing.
Why should you consider India for your healthcare needs?
India has several advantages when it comes to healthcare services. Some of them are mentioned below:
Key strengths of the country for medical tourism
- The corporate hospital standards in India are world class, able to compete with the best and can offer you any service you will find anywhere
else in the world.
India has a well-trained pool of manpower when it comes to doctors, physicians, nurses, and paramedical staff.
Immediate attention to your need, be it for treatment or surgery. Now you don't have to wait for months to get treated. Even after you go
back you can still consult with your doctors and with the hospital through the facility of telemedicine.
Indian nurses are some of the highly trained and compassionate in the world.
If you are just looking for a change from your busy life, then India has many wellness / holistic medical centers where you can get traditional
massages and Ayurvedic therapies.
1. High standards in medical, surgical care and patient handling
Many hospitals and health centers specialize in certain fields such as cardio thoracic surgery, dentistry, ophthalmology, etc. Many healthcare facilities organize seminars and conferences where they invite leading doctors from around the world. World class diagnostic centers, blood banks and imaging centers have been set up.
2. Low cost treatment
The cost of getting treatment in India is very low even when comparing with other medical tourism countries. It is at the most 10% to 20% of what will be charged in the US or UK. Above all you will find the same standards upheld that you would have found in your country.
3. Fluent English speaking hospital staff
There is high professionalism in the Indian medical industry. All doctors, nurses and most paramedical staff will speak to you in English. Now you don't have to worry about not being understood. And this eliminates the need for a translator.
4. Waiting times for surgeries and other treatment is lower than in other countries
Many patients come to India after learning that they would have to wait for months to undergo a similar surgery in their country. Rather than waiting for a long time and suffer in the meanwhile, flying abroad for medical treatment is a much better option.
5. A large number of private hospitals where the medical facilities and serving doctors can be compared to the best in the world
Hospitals and clinics in India are constantly acquiring the latest equipment and state-of-the-art technology to deliver the widest range of services. Many hospitals have also started international patient wards with special desks that cater to the travel requirements, translation and dietary requirements of international medical tourists exclusively.
6. State of the art technology available to treat even the most difficult medical cases
India is known for medical treatments where advanced healthcare is required, such as organ transplants, cardio-vascular surgery, eye surgery, etc. Indian hospitals are equipped with high end technologies such as Gamma knife, Cyberknife, IMRT, brain suite, Novelix TX, PET Scan, IGRT, etc.
7. Availability of traditional/alternative healing systems like Ayurveda, Yoga, Ayush, Siddha,
Unani and Naturopathy
If you are looking for holistic healing centers for alternative procedures, then India is a well known medical tourism destination where you can access traditional and highly recommended treatments like the world renowned Ayurveda, yoga, meditation and naturopathy.
8. India has many tourist attractions that offer healing environs and other rewarding experiences
India has a rich cultural and historical past, and is well connected to all places by train, bus and flight. Travel is also very economical and easy. When you are done with your medical procedure, you can visit the many tourist destinations in India. Many of the people who come to India for health tourism end up visiting the country.
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