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Will India be able to maintain the sudden surge in Health Tourism?

in Travel / Medical Tourism by Sulekha N on 06/09/2016

Health tourism in India is the latest buzz. According to reports, the annual growth rate in the sector is as high as 30 percent which is phenomenal indeed. As medical treatment costs in the developed countries show an increasing trend, more people will be flogging in for cheaper yet high-quality medical treatment. Not only modern medical science, but traditional Indian treatment methods such as Ayurveda, Naturopathy, and Unani also enjoy great popularity.

Experts say that India is going to repeat the remarkable performance in the niche year after year. As the government is also keen to use the opportunity for adding precious Dollars in the kitty, more facilities are assured to foreign visitors. Apart from top-class medical treatment, the country offers mind-boggling cultural variety and spectacular tourist places. People find it quite convenient to come to India for treatment followed by wonderful holidays!

It hasn't become the trend overnight

Though the surge in the Health tourism in India looks like it happened overnight.  
However, it is a result of sincere efforts by everyone. Medical colleges and healthcare centers in India have been offering top-class treatment at affordable rates. The overall quality of medical professionals and infrastructure in India is higher than the developed countries. At the same time, the cost of treatment is awfully low. No wonder, there is a gradual increase in the number of people who come to India for treatment.

Healthcare centers offer packaged deals that combine wellness and tourism. Most of the hospitals have a tie-up with top-class hotels. Patients get attractive discounts for the stay in luxurious hotels if they get treatment from specific hospitals.

With further relaxation in the Visa norms announced by the government, it will be further easy for foreign nationals to come to India for medical tourism.

Difference in the cost is unbelievable

Estimates say that the medical cost in India is as low as 10% of the comparable treatment in the developed countries. Of course, it depends on the severity and complexity of the disease. However, the difference is quite significant. Since there is no difference in the quality of the treatment, people prefer to come to India.

There are several accredited hospitals in India that follow the same international standards as in the Europe or the USA. As Health tourism in India earns more revenues, hospitals become further quality conscious. They use the most advanced and reliable equipment and offer world-class patient care. It means India will not only repeat the success but also add further value to it.

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The health tourism in India is becoming increasingly popular due to low cost medical surgeries by outstanding medical practitioners.




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