1) Why is India comparatively inexpensive despite world-class treatment facilities?
There are many factors why the treatments are extremely low-cost despite highly qualified doctors and state-of-the-art technology The reasons being:
1. The doctors' fees are only 1/5th of that in the US.
2. The nurses charge only 1/10th.
3. The cost of living is quite low compared to the developed nations.
4. The cost is also less due to economies of scale.
Healthcare is a highly competitive industry in India.
India not only provides excellent healthcare facilities but is also a great destination for foreigners. India also has a favorable foreign exchange rate
Again, Indian doctors have been recognized worldwide for their expertise in their field. The Indian Government, too, has declared the system of treating foreigners in India as legal. By promoting medical tourism, the government is also offering export incentives and tax breaks to the hospitals that provide price reduction and various other lucrative facilities.
2) What are the most popular procedures that patients seek in India?
There are various procedures that patients seek in India. The most popular among them are cosmetic surgery, bariatric surgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, infertility treatments, knee and hip replacements, dental procedures, so on and so forth. Those procedures are more popular that are not covered by their insurance plans or the ones for which they have to wait long.
3) What about my health and hygiene?
We are aware of the requirement of proper sanitation as your main concern. Thus we focus on the hygiene and cleanliness of the hotels we arrange for you, the clinics and the hospitals too. Your health is also our concern.
4) What is the prospect of India in medical tourism?
A report on ‘Booming Medical Tourism in India - 2009 Edition’ mentions that The Indian share of medical tourism will rise to almost $2.4 billon by 2012. It is expected to generate revenue of US$2.4 billion growing at a 27% CAGR during 2009-2012. Apart from that, there are more than 3,000 hospitals and approximately 726,000 registered practitioners who cater to the requirement of traditional Indian healthcare. The hotels in India ensure wellness services while tying up with organizations in the wellness industry offering spas and Ayurvedic massages.
5) Are these savings due to low standards of medicine in India?
No. Indian medical standards are highly recommended as it conforms to international standards of treatment. The low cost is a reason for the favorable conversion of currency and low operations cost.