About Medical Tourism
Medical tourism can be broadly defined as provision of 'cost effective' private
medical care in collaboration with the tourism industry for patients needing surgical
and other forms of specialized treatment. This process is being facilitated by the
corporate sector involved in medical care as well as the tourism industry - both
private and public.
The idea of the health holiday is to offer you an opportunity to get away from your
daily routine and come into a different relaxing surrounding. Here you can enjoy
being close to the beach and the mountains. At the same time you are able to receive
an orientation that will help you improve your life in terms of your health and
general well being. It is like rejuvenation and cleans up process on all levels
- physical, mental and emotional.
Medical Tourism in India
Many people from the developed world come to India for the rejuvenation promised
by yoga and Ayurvedic massage, but few consider it a destination for hip replacement
or brain surgery. However, a nice blend of top-class medical expertise at attractive
prices is helping a growing number of Indian corporate hospitals lure foreign patients,
including from developed nations such as the UK and the US.
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 annually.
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.
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. Things
are going to change drastically in favor of India, especially in view of the high
quality expertise of medical professionals, backed by the fast improving equipment
and nursing facilities, and above all, the cost-effectiveness of the package and
the country is becoming a preferred medical destination.
India have a lot of hospitals offering world class treatments in nearly every medical
sector such as cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, joint replacement, orthopedic
surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, transplants.
The Apollo Group, Escorts Hospitals in New Delhi and Jaslok Hospitals in Mumbai
are to name a few which are established names even abroad. A list of corporate hospitals
such as Global Hospitals, CARE and Dr L.V. Prasad Eye Hospitals in Hyderabad, The
Hindujas and NM Excellence in Mumbai, also have built capabilities and are handling
a steadily increasing flow of foreign.
Medical Tourism in Rajasthan
Rajasthan has gained international attention for Medical Tourism and is becoming
a popular international medical tourism destination.
Rajasthan has pioneered health and medical tourism in India. They have made a concerted
effort to promote health tourism in a big way, which has resulted in a substantial
increase of visitor arrivals into the state. Rajasthan and Ayurveda have virtually
become synonymous with each other. However, though Rajasthan has strongly focused
on Ayurveda and its wide array of treatments and medications, good facilities are
also available in the other traditional forms of medicine as well as in modern medical
Hospital in Rajasthan
Rajasthan offers World Class Medical Facilities, comparable with any of the western
countries. Rajasthan, India has state of the art Hospitals and the best qualified
doctors. With the best infrastructure, the best possible Medical facilities, accompanied
with the most competitive prices, you can get the treatment done in Rajasthan, India
at the lowest charges.
- Fortis Escorts Hospital
Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur is the first amongst the proposed multi super specialty
hospitals to be set up in Rajasthan, with the mission to bring quality medical care
at doorstep. FEHJ is a Multi Super-Specialty Hospital with major focus on super
specialties of Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Renal Sciences and GI Diseases backed
up by a wide range of specialties. Their services are the most comprehensive available
in Jaipur, all under one roof, with treatment supported by state-of-the-art facilities
Fortis Escorts Hopsital
Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur- 302017
Phone - 91-141-2547000
- S.K Soni Hospital
Rajasthan largest hospital chain with a corporate ambience replete with all hi-tech,
ultra modern facilities for total health care under one roof. The hospital equipped
with all high tech, ultra modern facilities is aptly befitted to provide state-of
-art health care under one roof at affordable charges.
Endorsing the International Standards with its thoughtful provisions S.K.Soni Hospital
boasts of lush patient friendly interiors comprising a capsule lift, fountain and
a hanging staircase complemented by utility general services in an air conditioned
environment. Rajashans first ISO 9001 certified multispeciality corporate hospital
equipped with all life saving equipments. Spacious general wards along with semi
deluxe, deluxe and super deluxe suites.
Sector - 5, Vidyadhar Nagar Main Sikar Road Jaipur 302013
Phone - 91-141- 2232409 / 2232410 / 2232411
- Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital (SDMH) is the largest private sector multi
specialty hospital in Jaipur. SDMH today has 400 beds, and has gradually emerged
as one of the finest medical institutions in North India. The hospital also has
ISO 2002 approved Multidiscipline setup.
The hospital has over the years won several awards at the national level for its
efficient management and health care services.
Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
Bhawani Singh Marg Jaipur -302015
Phone - 91-141- 2566251
- Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
An internationally acclaimed state-of-art Cancer Hospital located in the heart of
Jaipur City and managed by the K. G. Kothari Memorial Trust, a charitable organisation
established under the Rajasthan public Trust Act, 1959.
Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Jaipur, is developed as a Centre
of excellence for Comprehensive management of all types of cancer, and their prevention,
along with training and research in related fields. Towards this end to build the
capacity of professionals and general public and to create an enabling environment
for sustained reduction of incidence of Cancer in the society.
Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jaipur - 302017
Phone - 91-141- 2700107 / 2702106 / 2702120