Medical Tourism is where people who live in one country travel to another country to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own country, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or a higher level of quality of care.
"As health care costs skyrocket, patients in the developed world are looking overseas for medical treatment. India is capitalizing on its low costs and highly trained doctors to appeal to these "medical tourists." Even with airfare, the cost of going to India for surgery can be markedly cheaper, and the quality of services is often better than that found in the United States and UK. Indeed, many patients are pleased at the prospect of combining their tummy tucks with a trip to the Taj Mahal. - YaleGlobal"
Many countries have developed links for speedy treatments in India for their nationals on account of the fact that in these countries one has to wait for extended periods of time to undergo operations.
In India, medical treatment is not only fast but also costs a fraction of what it costs in USA or Europe. Even tele-consultancy is available for expert opinion and transmission facilities. Some of the states have already established themselves as destinations for health care and medical tourism.
Medical tourism is simply the process of traveling abroad to a specific destination to obtain certain medical procedures. Canadians and Europeans have been traveling outside their regions for years to obtain medical procedures due the long waiting periods associated with socialized medicine. Now they have an opportunity to seek top quality procedures, where they can recover in anonymity and luxury at more affordable rates.
Your package will include pick up from the airport, accommodation at a star hotels (paid separately), ground transportation to and from doctor's appointment and hospital, medical procedure, travel reservations, trip itinerary and much more.
The Clinical outcomes are at par with the world's best centers having internationally qualified & experienced Doctors. Costs of the medical procedures in India are approximately 1/5th to 1/10th of costs in the west. This cost differential enables you the opportunity to have a vacation in an exotic country, recover in a star resort in complete anonymity, and then return home having spent less than the procedure alone in your country. There is no waiting time for any surgical procedures.
Yes, Currently India receives patients from over 50 countries across the world. Here are some reasons behind its emergence as the preferred healthcare destination: The cost of medical care in India is very low when compared to that in many western countries. India has a vast reservoir of skilled doctors. The caliber of doctors practicing in India is also of a very high order.
The difference in price depends upon the medical procedure you choose. The cost is 1/5th to 1/10th of costs of many procedures in the west. This significant cost reduction enables you purchase a round trip air ticket, recover in a star resort, buy a new wardrobe, and return home saving money.
We will arrange for you a comprehensive package for healthcare including your travel & stay arrangements in India. You will be in the hospital until you are mobile post surgery. Your hospital stay may vary depending upon the treatment you undergo. While in Hospital the nursing staff will take good care of you. Post Treatment we can arrange for package which will help you in recuperating.
Your travel plans will be entirely dictated according to the surgical procedure done, normally cataract surgery is a DAY CARE procedure and NO HOSPITALISATION is required. Still we inform you about the recommended recuperation time required before return travel.
Cataract surgery is a DAY CARE procedure and NO HOSPITALISATION is required. You will be provided with a medical attendant if needed (Paid separately).
I want to get my surgery / medical treatment done in India. How should I go about it?
Here's suggested step-by-step process: -
With your initial medical enquiry sent to us, submit your name, e-mail address, postal address and contactl phone.
Complete the second opinion questionnaire (Medical Quote Request Form) that we send to you by email. Basically this Medical Quote Request Form covers current nature of your ailment / your need for second medical opinion / various types of Diagnostic reports available with you and other medical records such as CT Scan / MRI Scans / back home hospital or clinic or your personal doctor's conducted test reports / X-Rays etc. All these past or current medical history of a patients' information's helps our board certified medical specialists in answering your medical query with full details.
If further asked by our attending medical specialists / doctors for better understanding your medical conditions then send scanned copies of all your diagnostic reports / pathological reports / MRI / CT-Scans / OPG Images / Dental Moulds / X-Rays / Angiograms etc. to facilitate out specialists second opinion. You can also use our postal address to send CD's or Xerox copies of all reports or use our Telefax or can also use postal mail or courier to send these.
Based on all above you will receive full information from the attending specialist doctor's / medical consultants advice on your medical treatment approximate cost for rough planning purposes and total duration of your stay required at the hospital with pre -operative and post operative extra stay requirement etc. based on your posted surgery / medical treatment in India medical enquiry.
You will receive full details about cost of your stay at respective treatment city using a hotel or service apartment or guest house from us. Also, full details about your treating institution / hospital in India with profile of attending doctor's / specialist and respective department at the Hospital where your medical treatment is suggested for your approval / consent and for planning purposes.
Acquire consent of your local physician to fly down to India. Inform us about consent / medical trip making condition.
Enter into the required agreements (Pre -Registration / Indemnity or Consent Bond or Agreement) with the hospital in India for your firm medical treatment with them.
Pay the surgery / medical treatment full cost / full fees to the hospital directly to book OT / doctors' appointment / ward or room category chosen by you booking etc.
Receive details of your date of surgery / medical treatment via email support form us.
Proceed for India X Visa (given for special medical emergencies). Here you have to carry confirm appointment with your Indian medical specialist / India hospital booking etc. papers given by us for speedy India Visa clearance.
Book tickets to fly to India. Inform us about your international arrival / departure flight timings and flight number etc.
Fly down to India. receive by our representative or hospitals. Orientations of your treatment city / hotel or service apartment or guest house stay etc. are undertaken by us for your familiarization.
Meet the attending specialist / treating doctor at the hospital / treating Institution where you will undergo surgery / your medical treatment and proceed on your specific treatment / medical surgery there.
On completion of treatment / medical procedure / discharge from the hospital with final medical bill clearance and as per post - operative stay requirement suggested by your attending Indian medical specialist / doctor stay at the pre-booked hotel or service apartment or guest house and ones full clearance received from attending medical specialist / doctor is received either fly back home or enjoy a re-cuperative holidays in India for few weeks or as per opted choice.
Carry medications or prescriptions for generic medicines / drugs recommended by your attending medical specialist / doctor to carry home. Afterwards continue your post treatment follow - up if any, through email with attending medical specialist / doctor.