India is one of the most touted destinations in the world for medical tourists. It is known in particular for heart surgery, hip resurfacing and other areas of advanced medicine. The government and private hospital groups are committed to the goal of making India a world leader in the industry. The Indian medical tourism industry, growing at an annual rate of 30 percent, is fueled by excess capacity in healthcare facilities, skilled manpower and sophisticated technology.
Why a medical health tour to India:
o Caters to patients chiefly from the US, Europe, West Asia and Africa
o Hospitals provide immediate attention to patients rather than asking them to wait for several months
o India's private hospitals have gained international recognition for their state-of-the-art facilities and diagnostic centers besides unsurpassed skills
o The best treatments in modern medicine and in every medical division such as cardiology, orthopedic surgery, eye care, gynecology, cosmetic surgery and dental surgery
o Provides traditional methods of treatment such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and Yoga
o The Government of India has declared that treating of foreign patients is legal
o The Govenment of India has cleared medical visas
India is the cheapest of any of the hubs, major or minor, and is the equal of the other major hubs in terms of quality of staff and equipment. Prices average at a fifth of the United States, with particular deals in dentistry and diagnostic imaging, which approach a tenth the price. India deals with a higher proportion of major surgery tourists than minor surgery and check-up tourists than the other major hubs, which has given rise to specialist hospitals across India. These hospitals are far out of the reach of most Indians and cater specifically to foreign tourists for very specific needs – for example some centers will focus strongly on heart surgery while others will deal with joint replacements. These...