Monday, May 20, 2013

Modern Healthcare Touching Lives: Medical Tourism

Medical tourism is a fast growing sector in India. Every year thousands of Westerners visit our country not for sight-seeing and conventional forms of tourism, but for their medical and relaxation needs. Most common treatments are heart surgery, knee transplant, cosmetic surgery and dental care. The reason India is a favourable destination is because of it's infrastructure and technology in which is in par with those in USA, UK and Europe. India has tens of thousands of skilled physicians and nurse practitioners. Over the last two decades, the economic boom in India has led to the building of medical facilities & infrastructure that rival the very best that western medical care that the west has to offer. 

An estimated 150,000 of these travel to India for low-priced healthcare procedures every year. Advantages for medical treatment in India include reduced costs, the availability of latest medical technologies, and a growing compliance on international quality standards, as well as the fact that foreigners are less likely to face a language barrier in India. Chennai and Noida are the favourite and hot emerging destinations in this regard.

P.S. -- This post is for an IndiBlogger contest in association with Apollo Hospitals who are one of the pioneers of modern day healthcare

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