MEDICAL TOURISM INDIA | WHY MEDICAL TOURISM IN INDIA

Why Medical tourism in India?

“India has become Medical Tourism capital of the modern world. Medical Tourism is expected to generate a revenue of  US $ 350 million by 2013 in India. “

WTM (World Travel Market) ,12th Nov.,2009

“Highly skilled medical fraternity, low treatment costs, cutting edge technological advancements & rich cultural heritage have made India the most sought after Medical Tourism destination. Medical Tourism in India is expected  to grow at an annual growth rate of 37% from 2009-2012.”

CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), Dec.,2009

The reasons for India to become the hub of Medical Tourism are as follows:

I    World-class treatment & highly advanced healthcare infrastructure

  • Booming software industry in India has facilitated technological revolution in healthcare. In fact, after software, healthcare industry is the next big thing in India & contributes majorly to India’s fast growing economy.
  • Strong academic & research base & a booming healthcare industry in India contributes towards a world class medical force ( Physician’s, Surgeon’s, nurses). India’s medical force boasts of a high intellectual resource pooled in by highly skilled & qualified professionals. “10% Doctors in USA are Indians”.
  • Fast growing economy has led to privatization & corporatization in the field of healthcare, thereby leading to the setting up of world class hospitals that provide highly advanced treatment facilities through high end technology & world class doctors.
  • Low operating costs, high resources & highly qualified English-speaking manpower have made India the hub for Research & Development as well as clinical trials, thereby contributing majorly to the healthcare infrastructure.
  • Due to the reasons cited above, India also has a strong Pharmaceutical base comprising of Indian & foreign companies that further strengthen the healthcare industry by bringing cutting edge technology & latest discoveries in India simultaneously with the western world.

II Substantially low treatment costs

Comparative Cost Analysis Chart- Medical Tourism in India vs Abroad (cost in US $)

PROCEDURE

USA

INDIA

THAILAND

SINGAPORE

MALAYSIA

SOUTH KOREA

MEXICO

COSTA RICA

UAE

Heart Bypass

133,000

7,000

22,000

16,300

12,000

31,700

27,000

24,100

40,900

Heart valve replacement with bypass

140,000

9,500

25,000

22,000

13,400

42,000

30,000

30,000

50,600

Hip Replacement

57,000

7,020

12,700

1,200

7,500

10,600

13,900

11,400

46,000

Knee Replacement

53,000

9,200

11,500

9,600

12,000

11,800

14,900

10,700

40,200

Face Lift       

16,000

4,800

5,000

7,500

6,400

6,600

11,300

4,900

n/a

Lap. Gastric Bypass

52,000

9,300

13,000

16,500

12,700

9,300

11,000

n/a

n/a

References: WorldTravel Market, Traveltalk, ,CII, November,2009

The above chart is only an approximate price comparison tool. It in no way suggests the exact cost of any treatment.

  • Treatment in USA/UK=Treatment in India +Tourism+ Savings -Waiting Time
  • India offers state-of-the-art and cutting edge technology & highly advanced treatments at substantially low cost due to scales of economy, lesser operational costs and high currency conversion rate as compared to West.
    “India offers speciality & super-speciality treatments at 5-10 times less cost as compared to US & UK, despite providing world class quality of treatment.”
    1. India offers highly advanced medical treatments not available in Middle East, Africa & SAARC countries (Afganistan, Nepal, Bangladesh) at cost effective prices.
    2. India offers affordable insurance costs & cashless benefits.

III   Most sought after tourist destination

  • India ranks amongst top 10 tourist destinations of the world.
  • India is a 5000yr old civilization & has a rich cultural heritage.
  • India offers exotic & breath-taking locales.
  • Fluent English speaking skills of Indian population & medical force make it a global destination.

IV  World renowed traditional (alternate) therapy systems

  1. India offers best mix of Western & Eastern health care systems. Besides Allopathic treatment, India offers various traditional treatment options like Ayurveda & Homeopathy.
    “In India, Ayurveda tourism earned 600,000 last year.”
  2. India also offers various internationally acclaimed alternate (medical & wellness) therapies like Yoga, Reiki, Pranik healing & Accupressure & Naturopathy.
  3. India is the capital of the modern world for spa & massage wellness programs
    

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