India boasts of itself as one of the most virtualized and preferred countries when it comes to medical tourism. Visitors from all over the world are traversing their way into India for the treatment of various ailments and exploring the vintage of its historical avenues and tourist places of architectural excellence.
Medical tourism in India far exceeds than many other nations in the world in terms of highly trained doctors, superior medical facilities and equipments and above all cost-effective treatments. According to the estimates of one study, India can generate $2.3 billion through Medical Tourism by 2012 but can be more if we look at the potentialities and genre it is offering in any of its medical sector.
Many hospitals in India are equipped with the latest technologies for wide range of ailments like joint replacements, cosmetic treatments, orthopedic surgery, dental care and lot more. As per according to the Indian Government estimates, cost of medical facilities is 30 per cent less in contrast to the developed nations making it an attractive destination for the patients from across the globe.
Since the conceptualization of the medical tourism in India, it has become the most favored destination for the patients who want to get specialized treatments like heart surgery, knee transplant, dental care, cosmetic surgery, and ENT treatment among others. Somewhere around 150,000 foreigners visit India only for their medical treatment and this number has been increasing each year by 15 per cent. However the trend has seen visitors visiting India more for Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy and Dental treatments including allopathic surgery.
Along with it, encouragement to the best recreational activities like excellent restaurants, luxurious hotels, best transport facilities, and good infrastructure are the other factors for pushing medical tourism in India and have increased the potential for the same in the years to come.
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