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The countries where medical tourism is
being actively promoted include Greece, South Africa, Jordan, India,
Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. India is a recent entrant into medical
tourism. According to a study by McKinsey and the Confederation of Indian
Industry, medical tourism in India could become a $1 billion business by
2012. The report predicts that: "By 2012, if medical tourism were to
reach 25 per cent of revenues of private up-market players, up to
2,297,794,117 USD will be added to the revenues of these players". The
Indian government predicts that India's $17-billion-a-year health-care
industry could grow 13 per cent in each of the next six years, boosted by
medical tourism, which industry watchers say is growing at 30 per cent
Price advantage is a major selling point. The slogan, thus is, "First
World treatment' at Third World prices". The cost differential across
the board is huge: only a tenth and sometimes even a sixteenth of the cost
in the West. Open-heart surgery could cost up to $70,000 in Britain and up
to $150,000 in the US; in India's best hospitals it could cost between
$3,000 and $10,000. Knee surgery (on both knees) costs 350,000 rupees
($7,700) in India; in Britain this costs £10,000 ($16,950), more than
twice as much. Dental, eye and cosmetic surgeries in Western countries cost
three to four times as much as in India.
India have a lot of hospitals offering world class treatments in nearly
every medical sector such as cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, joint
replacement, orthopaedic surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology,
transplants and urology to name a few. The various specialties covered are
Neurology, Neurosurgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology,
Endocrinology, ENT, Paediatrics, Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Neurology,
Urology, Nephrology, Dermatology, Dentistry, Plastic Surgery, Gynaecology,
Pulmonology, Psychiatry, General Medicine & General Surgery
For long promoted for its cultural and scenic beauty, India is now being
put up on international map as a heaven for those seeking quality and
affordable healthcare. Analysts say that as many as 150,000 medical tourists
came to India in 2004. As Indian corporate hospitals are on par, if not
better than the best hospitals in Thailand, Singapore, etc there is scope
for improvement, and the country is becoming a preferred medical
destination. In addition to the increasingly top class medical care, a big
draw for foreign patients is also the very minimal or hardly any waitlist as
is common in European or American hospitals.
Leisure Tourism is already very much in demand in India as the country
offers diverse cultural and scenic beauty. India has almost all sort of
destinations like high mountains, vast deserts, scenic beaches, historical
monuments, religious temples etc. Known for its hospitality for tourists,
the county has opened doors to welcome with the same hospitality f medical
patients/ service seekers.
Health Tourism India care travel agency
facilitated a Abdomen Liposuction procedure for me with one of their on
panel USA Board certified Lady cosmetic plastic surgeon doctor (Diplomat
American board of Plastic surgery and Diplomate American board of surgery)
in New Delhi India, as well as arranged for medical vacation travel and
recuperation holiday tours in Agra, Khajuraho, Varanasi India and Katmandu
in Nepal. Health Tourism India company staff helped me along every step of
the medical health travel abroad in India. Health Tourism India patient care
guide took me on personal tours of many places around New Delhi and arranged
for all of my patient transportation, patient accommodations, and tours
through out my medical health trip to India.
The medical care facility and USA board certified doctor in New Delhi,
India were exceptional. Being an EMT / Pre Med student in the US I have a
lot of experience with hospitals, patient care services and a good general
knowledge of medicine, and the health care facilities in India are more than
adequate. In addition the medical and nursing care staff in Indian hospitals
treats you like you are their friend. The patient food in the hospital was
great and the stay in nurse treated me just as well as my Mom would have. I
will definitely be returning to India at some point in the future, and I
hope Health Tourism India will be able to assist me again!
I wish to reflect on my visit to India for the knee surgery.
I would like to register my profound appreciation for the professional
manner in which Health Tourism India conducted my diagnosis, right from the
moment I had made contact with Health Tourism India, to the reception on my
arrival and lastly the efficient Hospital admission for the treatment. At no
time did I feel my time wasted and the whole process went like clockwork!
I am happy to confirm that the Hospital staff were very friendly and
attended to all my health care needs. The Nutritionist at the hospital is
especially worthy of praise for her great concern and encouragement to
ensure that I never missed a single meal!
Please continue with your good work of bringing healing to the people of
the world! I will definitely talk well of Health Tourism India!!
God bless you!
D. M, C.,
My wife required a health surgery procedure as suggested by the
Cardiologist in our home country. The medical care for Cardiology- heart
care procedure is not very advanced in our country so we searched on
internet for the information on the best of global health care and contacted
with Health Tourism India health care in India. We sent all the medical
records to Health Tourism India for medical evaluation and always received
quick responses to all of our medical tour concerns sent to them. On getting
convinced of the quality of the heart hospital facility at Mumbai in India,
we planned for our health care travel. We were taken care by Health Tourism
India representatives and got the treatment at the best modern heart care
hospital facility which has very advanced technologies for cardiac heart
surgery in India. The heart hospital at Mumbai was accredited by JCI - USA.
The Cath Lab and all the medical services at the hospital were excellent,
medical care by the staff, nursing and the treatments provided by the heart
surgeons was much better than our expectations. We are thankful to Health
Tourism India for arranging very good facilitation services for us always,
including our peaceful stay, on time and very efficient assistance and all
the kind help offered during our visit.
Health Tourism India performs successful Complex Cardiac Surgery for a
30 year old Nigerian Lady under Harvey Super Specialties Hospitals:
Ms Tanko Ashabi Kudirat, aged 30, a Nigerian Citizen residing in Lagos,
afflicted by Rheumatic disease needing correction of her heart valve was
diagnosed as having a severe leakage and narrowing of her mitral valve
(Mitral valve stenosis and regurgitation) and severe pulmonary hypertension.
She was in NYHA Class III-IV heart failure with fluid collection around her
Her condition warranted immediate Heart Valve Corrective Surgery. Dr Idris,
Yekinni, the Doctor based in UK, attending on Ms Tanko (and also a relative
of Ms Tanko), after evaluating various options (of having the Surgery done
in UK / Other Countries Zeroed in on Harvey Super Specialties Hospital in
Chennai under Health Tourism India .
Ms Tanko was referred to Health Tourism India , And Health Tourism (
Healthcare Consultants ) had forwarded the case to , Dr M P Naresh Kumar,
MS. Mch FRCS (Edin), a leading expert on heart valve correction surgery and
Chairman and Chief Cardiac Surgeon of Harvey Hospital.
Ms Tanko traveled to India & arrived at Harvey on 25th Nov. 06. After
undergoing all relevant blood tests, echocardiogram, 64 slice CT Coronary
Angiogram and full evaluation she underwent Open Heart Surgery on 28th Nov.
06 which was done by a team of Doctors headed by Dr M P Naresh Kumar, who
explained that the Operation lasted 4 Hours & that Her mitral valve was
found to be severely narrowed and leaking. This was corrected by Mitral
valvotomy, papillotomy and ring annuloplasty using St Jude 27 mm flexible
ring (SJM tailor annuloplasty ring). Dr Naresh Kumar further added that the
above procedure corrected the leak and the narrowing of her own native
mitral valve and she has recovered from her Surgery and is doing well. Her
Post Operative echocardiogram reveals a normally functioning valve with no
evidence of narrowing or leakage.
Dr Naresh Kumar further emphasized that usually in these situations the
diseased valve is removed and replaced with either a mechanical or tissue
valve. But these valve replacement surgeries are fraught with problems of
anticoagulation (blood-thinking) medicines, future bleeding, clotting and
inability to undergo pregranancy (which would be a pity especially in young
child bearing women). In this instant case with the preservation of the
Patient's own valve, by repair of diseased valve by (using innovative
techniques) problems of anti coagulation and sudden valve failure leading to
death has been prevented. The Surgery done gives the patient trouble free,
medicine free future without heart failure - a major boon - vindicating the
trust and confidence reposed on Indian expertise & fully serving the
purpose for which the patient came & got admitted in Harvey Hospital
under Health Tourism India .
Ms Tanko is expected to be fully fit for travel back to Lagos We would like
to place on record our sincere appreciation and thanks to both Dr Idris
Yekinni(UK) and Mr. Abdul Quadir (HTI) for their very important role in the
matter. Thanks to them - Ms Tanko has now got the best possible
International treatment and that too at value for money.
Ms Tanko is now very cheerful - feels much better and has been thanking the
Doctor Team & para Medical team in Harvey for a job well done. She is
also very happy with the hospitality . Her sister who accompanied Ms Tanko
Ashabi Kudirat as her attendant is also fine and very cheerful.
Dr Naresh Kumar also explained that Health Toursim India is catching up in
a big way in India and Chennai being the medical Capital of India is poised
to benefit enormously. The Expected revenues by 2012 under Health Tourism
India is US $ 5.0 Billion a year and every year over a Million are expected
to travel to India for Health Tourism India . Harvey has already treated
patients from USA; Middle East; Bangladesh; Sri Lanka; South Africa and this
is the first from Nigeria (West Africa) and that too amidst competition