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Medical Tourism in the Globalised Scenario:Progress and Opportunities in India


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1 Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai-60021, India
2 Aalim Muhammed Salegh Academy of Architecture, Chennai-600055, India
 

In the recent past, a trend known as medical tourism has emerged wherein citizens of highly developed countries choose to travel to less developed areas of the world to receive a wide variety of medical services. Medical tourism refers to growing practices of traveling across international borders in order to receive health care services. A medical tourism company arranges and facilitates the patient's flight, hotel accommodation and the schedule of the surgery. Medical tourism is a new concept for India. Western medical tourists are particularly drawn to India to avoid waiting lists in home countries. The State-of-the-art medical equipment, modern hospitals, board-certified surgeons and world-class standards of nursing set India on par with other Asian medical destinations. Indian medical professionals are recognized all over the world and they provide world-class health care at an affordable price. With skyrocketing hospitalization and treatment cost in developed countries, India is rapidly expanding its base in this unique sector. A number of public and private hospitals in the country have also received accolades abroad. This paper is at analysis on the under trained in Medical Tourism in India on the basis of secondary information.

Keywords

Medical Tourism, International Medical Travel, Corporate Hospitals.
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G. Ramesh
Sir Theagaraya College, Chennai-60021, India
N. Lakshmi
Aalim Muhammed Salegh Academy of Architecture, Chennai-600055, India

Abstract


In the recent past, a trend known as medical tourism has emerged wherein citizens of highly developed countries choose to travel to less developed areas of the world to receive a wide variety of medical services. Medical tourism refers to growing practices of traveling across international borders in order to receive health care services. A medical tourism company arranges and facilitates the patient's flight, hotel accommodation and the schedule of the surgery. Medical tourism is a new concept for India. Western medical tourists are particularly drawn to India to avoid waiting lists in home countries. The State-of-the-art medical equipment, modern hospitals, board-certified surgeons and world-class standards of nursing set India on par with other Asian medical destinations. Indian medical professionals are recognized all over the world and they provide world-class health care at an affordable price. With skyrocketing hospitalization and treatment cost in developed countries, India is rapidly expanding its base in this unique sector. A number of public and private hospitals in the country have also received accolades abroad. This paper is at analysis on the under trained in Medical Tourism in India on the basis of secondary information.

Keywords


Medical Tourism, International Medical Travel, Corporate Hospitals.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.20968/rpm%2F2012%2Fv10%2Fi2%2F100303