Quick look at why India is a global health destination
- Medical facilities equipped with the latest technology and internationally accredited.
- Highly qualified Physicians/Surgeons.
- No wait lists. Appointments are almost instant.
- English is widely understood.
- You can opt for a private room and it will not cost the earth.
- You can easily combine your medical procedures and a holiday trip. See India!
- Medical treatment costs in India are lower by up to 75% when compared to similar procedures in USA or Singapore. This is because of favourable currency conversion.
Healthcare in India is distributed between government run hospitals and private hospitals. Despite the apprehensions you might have about developing countries, be assured that private hospitals and clinics in India are at the forefront when it comes to being equipped with modern-state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled medical personnel. Medical tourism in India is growing by 20% every year. Chennai is the city in India which is renowned for its medical facilities. The internationally accredited Apollo Hospitals has their origins in this city.
Doctors in India have years of experience in different kinds of procedures and are multi-lingual and many of them have undergone professional training in the US. The level of healthcare service in the leading hospitals and medical centres are on par to what is being offered in US and UK hospitals and superior to most Asian countries
Quality Hospitals and procedures
Hygiene in private hospitals is excellent, all surgical patients have to go through HIV and Hbs Ag antibodies screening to prevent transmission of communicable diseases and the incidence of MRSA is minimal. Most hospitals are ISO9001 certified (a voluntary standardisation run by a nongovernmental body where hospitals must pass rigorous tests to be certified).
CGC has evaluated and added only hospitals that meet the highest standards, to their list of providers
Low Cost Treatment
The potential for medical tourists to get procedures done at a huge cost saving while at the same time being assured of the best medical facilities is very high. These medical procedures often cost half as much as at home and a case in point is a knee replacement procedure that could cost about $30,000 in the USA could be done even with the best facilities at 60% less, even including travel and hotel stay. This lower cost is because of a favourable currency conversion rate and lower costs of operating in India and nothing at all to do with the quality of facilities.
Foreign Nationals Can Avail Medical Visas
The Government of India issues every medical tourist a medical visa which can be extended for over a year. These patients can visit India three times in a year and it includes up to 2 attendants, either a relative or friend.
CGC will help you in getting through the formalities needed.
India is the Home of Alternative Medicine – Like Ayurveda
India has other forms of alternative therapy like Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation to Allopathic and Naturopathic medicine. These are centuries old, developed health sciences and they offer relaxing and rejuvenating treatments.
CGC can work out a package for you that includes Ayurveda that can help strengthen the procedures you have gone through.
A Great Place to Vacation
India offers you the greatest travel experiences, from the Taj Mahal – the monument to undying love, the beaches of Goa, the houseboats drifting in the backwaters of Kerala, to the heritage rich Rajasthan and the glorious Himalayas.
Accommodation at any of the luxury resorts can be enjoyed at just $35 a day and 5 Star hotels in the cities at $120 per night.
So, with medical facilities equal to European counterparts, efficient, western trained doctors and dentists, together with massive savings on surgery, India is the place to head to for medical tourism.