cost advantage and qualified doctors in India attract NRIs
for medical treatment
New York February 17, 2008
Dr. Gurinder Gill,
Indian hospitals and medical establishments
have realized the potential of NRI niche market and have
begun to tailor their services for foreign visitors. NRIs
and tourists from around the world are also beginning to
realize the potential of modern and traditional Indian medicine.
Some Indian state governments have realized the potential
of this 'industry' and have been actively promoting it.
NRI from North America, UK and Middle East find Indian hospitals
a very affordable and viable option to grappling with insurance
and National medical systems in their native lands.
Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad also
receives high number of foreign tourists for all types of
surgeries and health checkups. Talking about the advantages
the coordinator for medical tourism in Apollo, Dilip Anantraman
said, "People are now aware of the health facilities
being provided in Gujarat and knowledge of English language
is another major advantage, along with a zero waiting period.
Till now Maharashtra was the hottest medical destination
but now more and more people are coming to our state and
we have been able to break the monopoly to a great extent.'
The majority being cardiac patients and a
good number of patients coming for joint replacement, plastic
surgery and In-vitro fertilization. Dr.Viren Shah, Medical
Superintendent of Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad says, "About
500 to 700 patients visit us for cardiac problems, joint
replacement and plastic surgery. The medical tourism is
increasing at a very fast rate and it is only due to the
vision of our government. We expect it to increase further
and Gujarat has a bright future in this area.”
The medical treatments are conducted by most
competent doctors and at hospitals with world class Medical
Facilities at low costs. Gujarat is becoming
the preferred medical tourist destination and also matching
the services available in Delhi, Maharashtra and Andhra
Mumbai's Jaslok Hospital has
a floor devoted to Gulf patients, which are among the 2.0
lakh foreigners flying to India each year for knee, hip,
spine and heart surgery at bargain prices, The Daily Telegraph
reported. "General Motors spends $6 billion a year
on health care, it's killing the company," he said.
"These firms are going to have to turn to India because
but there's no other choice," he told the newspaper.
US hospitals already use Indian doctors for
night emergencies, sending data from X-rays and scans electronically
for instant analysis. According to Taj Medical Group, a
knee operation that might cost £10,000 in the UK can
be obtained in India for £4,900, including travel
and accommodation. A total body scan to detect early cancer
for £72, compared with £2,200 quoted in Britain.
Indus Super speciality Hospital, Mohali offered Specialize
Tailore Services for NRIs
Mohali, Punjab February 17, 2008
Indus Super speciality Hospital, Mohali, has come up as
a World Class Sub-Speciality Hospital Providing specialized
health Services closer to home for all People from Punjab
INDUS now proudly offers Specialized Tailored Services for
NRI (NON RESIDENT INDIANS) and Foreign Nationals.
1) Tertiary Cancer Treatment : The Commissioning
of a World Class SIEMENS Radiotherapy Machine(First of its
kind in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal).......Full
Jalandhar hospitals 35 percent of their income from NRI
Jalandhar, a major draw for childless NRIs
JALANDHAR, February 19 2008
For a large number of childless non-resident Indian couples,
Jalandhar city in Punjab is a place where they have found
the biggest joy of their lives--a child.
Many childless non-resident Indian (NRI) couples visit
Jalandhar exclusively for test tube babies. The major draw
to this specific city is the inexpensive medical cost in
comparison to hospitals abroad.
In foreign, it costs about one to one-and-a-half million
rupees whereas it costs just rupees 100,000 to 150,000 in
Jalandhar hospitals. ..........Full