Over the years India has seen a massive growth in the medical tourism industry. According to reports, at the rate it is expanding, it is estimated that by the year 2020, it will grow in size to become a USD 8 billion industry.
India is now one of the top medical tourism destinations of the world which has led to the further development of a vibrant care industry around it. Various factors have contributed to making India a landmark of global medical tourism.
Excellent medical sector
Over the recent years India has grown exponentially in the medical sector. From top doctors, technicians, pathologists and medical workers to the best technology, India has reported a massive growth in the entire medical sector. Despite being a developing country, it hosts some of the top world class medical centers and best doctors of the world. While that has ensured that even the smaller towns and villages are getting access to medical aid across the country, it also draws tons of medical tourists globally who visit the country to seek its superior medical help.
The convenient process of India visa is highly conducive to making it a top tourist destination globally. The government of India has relaxed its visa norms recently. It has also implemented an extremely convenient E-visa which can now be obtained simply by applying online.
This E-visa is valid for 30 days and can be used for travelling to India on medical grounds. For longer duration of medical treatments one can easily obtain a medical visa through the Indian embassy in their countries. On being provided with the prescriptions, identity proofs, medical records and other valid proofs of a need for medical travel, it usually does not take very long for the visa to be accepted.
Affordable medical care
Major invasive surgeries like a bypass surgery, hip replacement, gastric bypass etc. are substantially more expensive in countries like the USA while on the other hand, they are usually way more affordable with top medical care in India. Less invasive and minor surgeries are practically at half costs or less.
Even in a top medical facility, it is often cheaper than in average hospitals in most countries. Nursing and other associated services also come at extremely affordable prices, thus the patients can enjoy top medical service without going broke.
India has extremely vibrant alternative medicine and wellness plans. From Ayurveda hospitals to Therapeutic Yoga treatments to Pranic Healing to ancient Unani medicine, it offers a wide range of alternative medical choices for those who do not prefer Western medicine. These have been seen to be effective even in cases where conventional treatments fail to show any results.
A number of popular medical tourism centers of India have developed an entire industry and culture catering to ensure the wellness and convenience of people who are visiting the country, thereby ensuring a rapid symbiotic growth of the industry over the years.