India is becoming increasingly popular as a Medical Tourism destination. It has the largest pool of doctors in the entire South-Asia and is also known for the world class technology and services that it provides to people who travel from across the globe to get their treatment done here. It is said that the number of patients travelling to India is expected to increase to 5 billion by 2016 and the total net worth of the industry is expected to be well over $2 billion.
There are a few cities that are particularly responsible for making India a magnetic tourism destination, they are-
Chennai has secured its place as the most visited health tourism destination in India with as many as 200 patients travelling from across the globe to get their treatment done here, every day. With its cutting edge technology and world class medical services, Chennai has proved to be a city which makes India proud in multiple ways and might soon be called the health capital of India.
Mumbai is often known for the beauty and the culture it offers to the tourists travelling from across the globe. But people seldom realize that Mumbai has been a growing market for medical tourism too. It provides world class facilities and gives the patients the choice of Ayurvedic treatment too. Many hospitals like Lilavati, Hinduja, Kokilaben take Mumbai a step higher from its financial capital status and make it the medical hub of the country.
Known for its beaches and party culture, Goa is fast growing to be a medical destination in India. Considering the environment of Goa, the government is also readily investing to make it a hub for medical treatment. Knowing that Goa is a popular destination among the tourists, the government has decided to encash its popularity and provide the best atmosphere for the patients to recuperate after their treatment as the hospitality services are best here in comparison to the rest of the country.
The national capital figures on the fourth position in this list but is not leaving any stone unturned to become the most popular medical tourism destination in the country. The reasons which help Delhi become one of the top medical tourism destinations are – the technology that is available here is the best in the world, hospitals like Apollo and AIIMS make Delhi the best city with the most renowned doctors of the world. Also, Delhi provides packages for major surgeries like neuro, heart, eye etc.
At the 5th position in the list of the top medical tourism destinations, Ahmedabad is one of the fastest growing medical hubs in India. A number of hospitals like the civil hospital, Apollo hospital and several others help in keeping Ahmedabad at the top with their state-of-the-art technology and the world class medical expertise. Under the Vibrant Gujarat project, the major hospitals in the city upgraded their infrastructure and their technology to come at par with the international standards. Thus, the city provides a warm atmosphere with world class quality of medical treatment to all its patients.
The growth of the medical tourism in the last decade has been constant and rapid and the same is expected for the next few years, owing to which the government of India has now decided to invest more in the infrastructure to meet the growing demands of medical needs in India. This also means that in the coming years we will see many more cities topping the charts as the medical tourism destinations in India with their new technology and medical expertise.