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Medical Tourism in India

January 13, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 20   Category: Travel & Places    Views: 700

Medical tourism is gaining momentum all over the world. People go for various treatments to alleviate their sufferings. Medical tourism in India is an assurance to those who need treatment as well as mental solace.


Recent studies show that it has more potentialities to develop medical tourism in India. The ancient knowledge of medicines like Ayurveda, Siddha, and other alternative medicines has proved to be more effective than the western medicines.

Why India?

1) Hi Tech Hospitals

It is a fact that thousands of patients from all over the world, especially from the Middle East countries, are visiting India for treatments. A food number of visitors from the neighboring countries come because of the high quality of hospitals of world class level. All over the country there are a number of high tech hospitals with all facilities. Well trained and experienced doctors are doing wonders in serious cases of diseases.

2) The Growing Need

Everyday more and more people are in need of medical help. .. There is a growing need for high level specialized treatments like transplantation of vital organs, cancer treatment, neuro-surgery, cardiac surgery and so many other diseases.

3) Variety

Besides regular western treatments, Ayurveda, Siddha and many alternative medicines are gaining attention now. More and more people want to be cured and under the well studied and researched science of ancient Ayurveda. This has boosted the medical tourism of India. Holistic treatment is given in multi-specialty clinics applying various medical systems. Nature cure centers with spiritual exercises like Yoga are getting more and more interest.

4) Cheap Cost

The cost of treatment is much cheaper in India comparing to most other countries. For example, bypass surgery in India costs only around two to four thousand dollars, while a similar operation costs between fifteen and forty thousand dollars in the United States. There are facilities for insurance claim also. Insurance companies and banks do a great service in arranging all kinds of help in getting medical treatment and to visit places of tourist interest. It is encouraging that even tele-consultancy is available for expert opinion and transmission facilities.

5) Peaceful Relaxation

Medical tourism guarantees peace of mind and a good rest for both body and mind. Eye capturing sceneries, eco centers, sanctuaries of Nature's wonders, etc. assure peace of mind and relaxation. Colorful cultural functions attract visitors during certain seasons which the tourists can enjoy as well as have a broad outlook of the ancient culture of India. Each and every State in the country has a lot to contribute to the eyes and minds of the visitors.

6) Ayurvedic Treatments

Ayurvedic treatment at these centers includes several procedures ranging from herbal oil massages, poultice using warm herbal oil, other traditional treatments like fomenting, poring herbal oils, etc. on the forehead, and so on. There are also beauty care treatments, slimming programs, rejuvenation therapies, body purification therapies, etc. which make the body regain its powers.

7) Attractive Packages

Various packages are announced every time to suit the needs and ability of the foreigners. It is very easy also to approach the tourist channels and get all kinds of help. For example a package at a certain Medical Resort at Kozhikode has announced a full-fledged treatment by a well equipped center run by traditional and modern doctors. "You could call it a hospital attached to a luxury hotel," says Dr. Mahadevan, a senior physician.

Usually Ayurvedic treatment needs a lot of time for proper cure. But packages are given to the patients according to their situations. Ayurvedic treatment packages are given for seven, 14, 21, 28, and 42 days. They call these Ayurvedic holidays.

India The Fittest Place For Medical Tourism

India, with the traditional wealth of medical knowledge, can entertain the whole world in medical tourism. The reason India is a favorable destination is because of its infrastructure and technology in which is in par with those in USA, UK and Europe. No more it is a land of snake charmers and black magic. Rather, it is a land of enlightenment and entertainment!


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