India has emerged as one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in the world, especially in the South'east Asian region. The country is carved a name for itself for offering high quality medical treatment at an unbeatable price.With latest advancements being made in the field of healthcare in terms of the use of technology and clinical drug breakthroughs, the top hospitals in India make sure that they stay uptodate with the latest healthcare trends. India is one of the few countries that have acceptance towards the use of top'notch and newest technology when it comes to providing quick, affordable and life'saving medical treatment.

This is what keeps the best hospitals in India at par with any other healthcare setting in the world, including those is advanced regions such as the US, UK, Arab nations, Russia, Canada and China. For the same reason, the number of patients coming to India for medical treatment has sky'rocketed, particularly in the last five years.

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Medical Tourism In India

The different initiatives taken by the government to promote medical tourism in India have proven to be a boon for the nation. This is particularly evident from the total worth of the medical tourism sector in India, which was less than $1 billion in 2010. The sector quickly crossed the $3 billion mark in 2015 and is expected to become worth at least 7 to 8 billion dollars by the year 2020.

The Medical Tourism Market Report: 2015 labelled India as "one of the lowest cost and highest quality of all medical tourism destinations.” The report further states that it offers many medical procedures and treatment at a price which is just one'tenth of what it costs in the US.

The Middle East, Africa, Bangladesh, Afghan, Arab nations and South Eastern countries are some of the regions from where a majority of medical tourists come to India. The best hospitals in India are up'to'date with the use of technology that helps make patient experience and satisfaction better. The use of hospital information system (HIS), telemedicine, electronic medical records (EMR) and remote diagnosis are some of the examples of such technology.

Hip resurfacing, hip and knee replacement, cardiac bypass, spine surgery, bone marrow transplant and cancer treatment are some popular procedures for which medical tourists prefer to come to India.

  • 28+ accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI)
  • 200+ hospitals accredited by the National Board for Accreditation of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH)
  • State'of'the'art treatment and diagnostic facilities
  • Free online consultation prior to arrival
  • Second opinion consultation
  • Extensive support and assistance from the point of arrival through departure
  • Online follow up sessions after returning back to the home country

Why Choose India For Medical Tourism

Highly Experienced Staff

The medical, paramedical and ancillary staff at popular hospitals in India hold a rich experience in handling all types of medical cases.


Affordable Cost of Treatment

By travelling to India, a medical tourist saves as much as 50 to 70 percent of their precious money.


Rich Cultural Heritage

India is a paradise for medical tourists, not because of the quality of medical treatment but also because of the healing power that its cultural heritage holds.


Tourism Options

India is a country of historical tombs, forts, monuments and natural wonders, reservoirs and forests.


FROM Leading Hospitals

  • Apollo Hospital Southern Region


  • Global Health City


  • Fortis Escorts Hospital


  • Medanta Medicity


Visa Process

The Government of India has taken several measures to introduce a special medical visa for patients who wish to seek quality medical treatment in the country. There are different rules for foreigners travelling from different parts of the world.

Top boost medical tourism in the country, the government has introduced visa'on'arrival for patients coming from as many as 30 countries. These patients and the attendants can stay in India for up to 30 days.

The attendants (maximum two) accompanying the patient are given medical attendant visa. The validity of this type of visa is as same as the medical visa. It is valid for one year or up to the duration of treatment, which ever is less. A patient can enter the country for just three times in a year after seeking medical visa.

Is India Safe For Tourists

India is completely safe for medical tourists. At best, a medical tourist can opt for a pre'made treatment package from the hospital, which is tailored as per the needs of the patient and the attendant. The package takes care of the boarding. Lodging, food and local travel needs, hence making travel to India and their stay hassle free.

All metropolitan cities in India offer state'of'the art facilities to all tourists, including five star hotels with around the clock security, cab service, WiFi, internet cafe, money exchanger and police patrolling.

Travel Tips

Travelling to India is safe and easy. The country is connected to all the leading nations in the world through direct flights. Apart from an international airport, there is a domestic airport in each major city that further enables a medical tourist to travel to the city of their choice.

As far as travelling to India is concerned, a medical tourist can collaborate with the travel assistance department of the hospital that they are visiting in India. The best hospitals in India make appropriate travelling arrangements for expected medical visitors to make their stay easy in the country. The arrangements that they make include boarding, accommodation, food and local travel arrangements.

  • Carry a copy of your passport, visa, nationality, identification proof and emergency contact information at all the times.
  • Prefer to stay near the hospital during your stay at the country.
  • Inform the hospital about your language and food preference and money exchanger needs.
  • Carry sufficient clothing as per the season in the country.
  • Make a bag of medications that you would typically take in case of cold, cough or food poisoning.
  • Keep a note of all the important numbers that you would need as soon as you arrive in the country.