Medical Tourism in IndiaAs the seventh largest country in the world, India is a place of diversity.  From the snow covered Himalayans in the North to the sunny, white sand beaches of the south, this country is rife with both man-made and natural wonders. Each year hundreds of thousands of tourists come for unforgettable experiences such as the magnificence of the Taj Mahal or the colourful and bustling markets of Delhi. Besides amazing architecture and natural parks, India is surrounded by water on three sides, making it home to many beautiful beaches.

In recent years, India has been achieving recognition for something other than its stunning landscape—its doctors.  India has over two hundred and fifty medical schools and thousands of hospitals.  Many of its doctors have practised in other countries—in fact, 1 in 20 doctors in the United States are Indian.  An estimated 450,000 people are now traveling to private hospitals every year to receive medical care that is on par—if not superior—to care they would receive at home, and at a fraction of the price.

Medical Tourism at Private Hospitals in India

  • Cost of medical care is 40-80% less than in the US;
  • The level of healthcare service in the leading hospitals and medical centers are on par to what is being offered in US and UK hospitals and superior to most Asian countries;
  • Doctors and nurses are trained and certified to Western standards and practices;
  • Many hospitals have international accreditation by bodies such as the Joint Commission International (JCI) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Money & Paying for Things

  • The local currency is the rupee;
  • Credit cards are generally accepted in tourist hotels and larger shops, though many may try to insist on cash if they can;
  • ATM’s are prevalent in tourist destinations; the average daily limit for withdrawal of money from an ATM is Rs 15,000 (about $ 300);
  • Traveler’s checks are cashed at almost all money exchange counters, but avoid hotels and airports as they do not give the best rates;

Travel Considerations

  • All visitors in to India require a visa;
  • All visitors must have a valid passport with at least 1 blank visa page and an expiration date 6 months past your expected departure date;

Top Quality Medical Facilities In India

  • Apollo Hospitals
  • Fortis Hospitals

Treatments Available in India

Hospitals and healthcare facilities in India offer a wide array of procedures and services for medical travellers, which include but are not limited to the following: