India has been steadily growing as a preferred destination for medical services in the last few years. Quality treatment, low costs, availability of modern medical technologies and English-speaking doctors have turned this into a $3 billion industry (2015), which is growing at a rate of 15-20 per cent per year; this is nearly 18% of the worldwide medical tourism market. It is estimated that nearly five hundred thousand people travel to India every year for surgeries or treatments such as heart bypass, knee/hip replacement, coronary artery bypass, transplants, oncology treatments, infertility treatments, cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology, and even life-saving procedures. Even the biggest surgeries are performed at a tenth or fifth of the cost compared to any USA or UK hospital. There is hardly any waiting time (unless in case of a transplant).
Medical tourism companies are in all major Indian cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore. These companies facilitate the procedures for getting in patients and getting them treated at the best hospitals in the country. They have tie-ups with good hospitals and doctors for that particular condition, get the best packages, help with the visa and other documentation and take care of the accommodation and other aspects for the patient’s family as well. They ensure that the treatment is prompt and efficient and also provide post-operative care. Those with language and communication barriers are taken special care of to make them feel at home and secure.
Some of the ways in which a medical tourism company will help you get the best medical care in India are:
Some of the top medical tourism companies in India are:
2. MediConnect India
4. IndiCure Health Tours
9. INDMed Travel