The practice of travelling across international borders to achieve health care has achieved great popularity among the masses recently. It can be broadly defined as provision of cost-effective private medical care in collaboration with the tourism industry for patients needing surgical and other forms of specialized treatment.
India Medical Tourism
At present times when developed countries find themselves over-laden with the task of providing proper health care, India is expanding its roots as renowned and trusted global health tourism destination. India has a vast pool of resources in the field of medical science and research supported by facilities of world class standards.
The emergence of India as a destination for medical tourism leverages the country’s well educated, English-speaking medical staff, state-of-the art private hospitals and diagnostic facilities, and relatively low cost to address the spiraling healthcare costs of the western world. India provides best-in-class treatment, in some cases at less than one-tenth the cost incurred in the US (see chart). India’s private hospitals excel in fields such as cardiology, joint replacement, orthopedic surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, transplant and urology.
Highlights of the Medical Tourism in India
The City of Chennai ( Capital of Tamil Nadu ) has been termed “India’s health capital”
Multi- and super-specialty hospitals across the city bring in an estimated 150 international patients every day. Chennai attracts about 45 percent of health tourists from abroad arriving in the country and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. Factors behind the tourists inflow in the city include low costs, little to no waiting period, and facilities offered at the specialty hospitals in the city. The city has an estimated 12,500 hospital beds, of which only half is used by the city’s population with the rest being shared by patients from other states of the country and foreigners. Dental clinics have attracted dental care tourism to Chennai.
Professionals from India are involved in all the major fields playing an essential role in developed as well as developing nations. After achieving expertise in rest of the tourism industry, Nathi Holidays have become active in area of medical tourism. We, medical tourism travel agent have developed relationship with some of the best hospitals in the country. Our services start way before you land here as we get in touch with patients or their representatives pre arrival. We identify and fix up the essential resources like pertinent hospitals/doctor, assist India tour and accommodation