In recent years India has become a prominent hub for medical tourism, offering high quality service at low cost. By offering a world-class combination of modern and traditional medicine, India sets itself apart from other medical destinations. The Indian government has recognised this booming industry and is aiming to increase its revenue to $13 billion by 2026.
India is ranked 10th in medical tourism destinations and has proposed investing nearly $30 billion into supporting the industry. The country recently introduced their new “Heal in India” scheme, in which a network of 37 hospitals across 12 states looks to become the global hub for medical tourism. The government plans include simplified medical visas, interpreters and helpdesks at airports to aid patients. There are also plans for a multi-lingual portal as an interface for foreigners, which offers standardised packages, medical tracking and mechanisms for patients to give feedback.
What procedures are being done in India?
India can be a fantastic option for those seeking high-quality medical treatment, while remaining affordable. India offers modern forms of medicine with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained doctors and traditional forms of medicine such as yoga and rejuvenation therapy, which are becoming popular across the globe. This mix of options gives India the benefit of catering to a far larger market than many other destinations.
Some common treatments sought out by patients include:
- Dental treatments
- Fertility treatments
- Cosmetic surgery
- Orthopedic surgeries such as knee and hip replacements.
However, it is not just the medicine that makes India popular. It is a culturally rich country with plenty of opportunities for travel and exploration. One intention of the “Heal in India” scheme is to offer medical tourists the opportunity to explore everything that India has to offer, and put the country on the map for more tourists.
Always do your research!
Research, research, research! Getting any medical procedure done, domestic or abroad, is a big deal. It is always important to do proper research and consult your doctor before getting anything done to reduce the risk of anything going wrong.
It is imperative to make sure the hospital, doctor and medical staff conducting the procedures are accredited by the country’s governmental body. Having comprehensive insurance that covers complications, after-care and any special provisions that may occur is vital. It might also be important to learn your legal rights if anything unfortunate is to occur.
Make sure to also find comfortable accommodation for your stay to help recover. Some companies will offer package travel with flights, accommodation and medical procedures covered as part of the package. Look into different options to ensure you’re getting the safest, most comfortable experience possible.
Before you go, make sure to also research alternatives on how to pay for a medical procedure in India. Find a company which will offer you the best rates for transferring money to India, and provide the support you need throughout the process. Caxton offers a safe, secure way of transferring money, with support from our dedicated account managers.
Finally, find some time to relax on your trip! If you’re spending time and money to travel to a country like India then enjoy the culture, food and weather.
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