India is rapidly becoming an ideal destination for Medical Tourism as the country combines excellent health treatments at an affordable cost with visits to some of the most picturesque destinations of the world. Every year, India sees a huge influx of tourists who are looking for superlative medical care, equipments and facilities at a reasonable cost.
India surpasses other nations when it comes to providing best quality health care services without boring a hole in the pocket.
In fact, a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), quoting a study states that - 'Medical tourism will provide $2.3 billion business by 2012. In 2004 alone, some 150,000 foreigners visited India for Medical Tourism, and these numbers have been rising by 15 per cent every year.'
Therefore it won't be erroneous if we say that India is soon going to be the "Ultimate Global Health Destination", as it has a certain edge over other countries due to the following reasons:
The cost of medical services in India is almost 30% lower than that in Western countries and the cheapest in South-east Asia.
The English language is a major comforting factor that encourages so many foreign tourists to visit India for Medical and Health Tourism. India has a large populace of good English speaking Doctors, Guides and Medical Staff. This makes it easier for foreigners to relate well to Indian Doctors and establish a beneficial rapport.
Indian hospitals excel in Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery, Extra Cranial-Intra Cranial Bypass Surgeries, Carotid-End-Arterectomies and Angioplasties, Neurological treatments for Parkisonism, Multiple Sclerosis, Newer Psycho-Neuro pharmacolocical treatments, Joint Replacements and Endoscopic Surgery, Transplants, Cosmetic treatments and Plastic Surgeries, Dental Care and Orthodondistry, Implants, Maxillo-facial Surgery, Orthoscopic techniques and Orthopaedic Surgery and more.
The Diagnostic Services in India include Pathological tests for all diseases and conditions, Comprehensive Physiological and Gynecological Examinations, Audiometry, Spirometry, Opthalmic Examinations, Chest X-rays, Mamographies, 12 lead ECG, 2D Echo Colour Doppler, Gold Standard DXA Bone Densitometry, Body Fat Analysis, Coronary Risk Markers, Cancer Risk Markers, CT Scans for non-invasive Coronary Blockages Detection, High Resolution MRIs, Functional MRIs, PET [Positron Emission Tomography] Scans, CT-PET Scans for early and painless detection of malignancies etc.
All medical treatments and investigations are done using the latest, technologically advanced diagnostic equipments.
Indian doctors have acquired an expertise in performing successful Cardiac Surgeries, Bone Marrow Transplants, Liver Transplants, Orthopaedic Surgeries and other medical treatments.
The cost of Infertility treatments in India is almost quarter compared to that in developed nations. The availability of modern assisted Reproductive Techniques such as IVF [In-Vitro-Fertilization], and a full range of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) services have made India the first choice for infertility treatments.