India spends only 1.2 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product on health issues. But the country takes proper care of foreign patients. The study says that the Indian Hospitals treated 4.5 lakh foreign patients in 2007.
A RESEARCH study has revealed the fact that India ranks second in medical tourism throughout the world. Interestingly, India spends only 1.2 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product on health issues.
But the country takes proper care of foreign patients. The study says that the Indian Hospitals treated 4.5 lakh foreign patients in 2007. Thailand tops the list with a record number of 12 lakh. The research has been conducted by healthcare researchers Deloitte. The study says that Indian hospitals treat patients not only from its neighbouring states and the countries of West Asia, but also treat a huge number of patients from the United States and other European countries. The inflow of patients to India from the European countries has been gradually rising. The main reason of the foreign patients to visit Indian hospitals is the cheaper treatment. During this global financial meltdown, the cheaper but best treatment attracts foreign patients towards India. The absence of patient-waiting list is another reason of attraction towards India. While speaking to the media, Vishal Bali, CEO, Wockhardt Group of Hospitals said, “Indian clinical and paramedical talent is globally appreciated and with JCI accreditation of some hospitals, international standard is proven. Third-party intervention through health insurance has also given it a boost.” He further added, “Thailand, which revolutionised medical tourism, is more into cosmetic surgery; India focuses on cardiac, neurological or orthopaedic problems.” While the per-capita healthcare expenditure is $720 in Korea, in India it is $94 only.
Paul this is Muller here , Dr.Swetal is in Mumbai now with a big hospital group. I think Ahmadabad is different city. But India is preity smaller than our states. In India you can fly anywhere in just 3 hours.
I am a consultant outside India and I want to know the address of the famous Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeon Dr.Swetal Bhavsar who was earlier in Canada for training.
I have seen his operated patients in Canada & the surgical results are excellent. I want to send him some patients & start medical tourism.
Can you get me his email or phone number ?