India is the seventh largest country, by area, in the world. It is the land of historic trade routes, vast empires, exotic spices and precious jewels. India’s history dates back several thousand years from ancient times to the more modern. Over the years, India has grown and developed and now has one of the fastest growing major economies in the world. India has risen to become a top medical tourism destination. India has the capability to host a variety of medical tourists and both provide them with excellent medical care, as well treat their soul with unforgettable experiences during their visit.
About healthcare facilities in India
India is on par with global healthcare standards and houses nearly 21 best hospitals that are accredited by the Joint Commission International – the commission that works to improve patient safety and quality of health care in the international community by offering education, publications, advisory services via international accreditation and certification. These facilities ensure that the utmost care is taken to line up with the standards of competitors in the West. Hospitals in India
offer the latest and best in medical technologies, equivalent to their western counterparts. The treatments are additionally complemented with compassionate and attentive aftercare. Healthcare costs in India are a fraction of the costs seen in western countries but the quality remains uncompromised.
Well trained and highly skilled professionals
Many doctors in India
have trained at top universities around the world, and have returned to India to dedicate their knowledge, training and skills to those patients, that are unable to get the same level of care elsewhere, due to high costs. Factoring in India’s own excellent educational system, doctors that studied in India are equally qualified as their colleagues who studied abroad. The doctors at Indian hospitals are trained to use the best and latest technologies in healthcare to treat patients. They are current in new trends and procedures in the field of medicine with continuing training and research keeping them competitive with their counterparts in the west. Their skill and knowledge has been the backbone of the medical tourism industry in India.
Availability of alternative therapies and medicine
Medicine got an early start in India;. about 1000 BC, doctors in India wrote the Atharva Veda, a medical textbook that explained how to treat diseases. Around 500 BC, the Samhita was written. This outlined surgical procedures. To summarize, India has been a forerunner in the medical field from times long past. India introduced the world to alternative treatments like Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Yoga, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Hydropathy, Reiki and more. These treatments are widely available and are even taught in India. The Indian medicine market is flourishing with readily available alternatives to traditional English medicines.
Language is not a barrier in India. In addition to being one of the official languages in India, English is also widely spoken by the locals. Indian hospitals have multilingual staff, who are proficient in English, Hindi, and various other languages. Hospitals adhering to international standards have translators available to international patients.
Offerings in Tourism
India is a land of many religions, colours, foods and festivals. The number of tourism options available in India are staggering and will satisfy the adventurer, the sightseer, or just the ones that are in need of rest and relaxation. Delhi, in the north, has historic monuments such as the Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, Akshardam Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, the Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid and the Parliament House. Jaipur, southwest of Delhi, is known for its opulent structures that were built by kings. Some are the City Palace, which include the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal, are a palace complex. Moving South, toursists can enjoy houseboat trips on the gorgeous backwaters of Kerala, or enjoy the hill stations of Ooty or Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu. Simply put - from one end to the other, India has so much to offer and for those with a variety of interests. For those wanting a taste of modern India, the major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai, have restaurants, movie theaters, dance clubs, lounges, shopping malls and more. A single visit to India will leave one longing for their next trip there. Fantastic tourism coupled with amazing healthcare makes India an easy choice for medical tourism.
Waiting time for the medical help
Private hospitals play a crucial and pivotal role in India’s healthcare industry. The Indian healthcare system is free from any kind of wait list or backlog. You can be treated for almost any illness without delay. India has a large pool of doctors and they are willing to offer customised treatments, to suit the needs of their patients.
Well connected with the world
All the major cities in India have airports that are serviced by major international airlines. This offers medical tourists a wide range of cities, hospitals and travel options to choose from. India also offers other conveniences to tourists such as pay as you go phone plans, internet cafes, postal service that enables one to stay connected with loved ones in other parts of the world, while in India for treatment. Local transport options are also plentiful and easily organized with assistance from your medical facilitator.
The Indian healthcare Industry is flourishing because it is being endorsed and promoted by the government of India. The government has taken several initiatives to ensure the continuous growth of this sector in India. Recently relaxed visa laws for medical tourists coming to India also support the growth of the sector. There are various forms of assistance in gathering travelling requirements including web services and a dedicated helpline for international patients. With the government closely monitoring its growth, the medical tourism industry has all the necessary support required to continue building the infrastructure required for growth and sustainability.