Medical Tourism Industry in India to reach $3.9B this year
  • Home
  • News
  • Medical Tourism Industry in India to reach $3.9B this year

Medical Tourism Industry in India to reach $3.9B this year

India is ranked among top 3 medical tourism destinations in India. The three major hubs are Singapore, India and Thailand.  The three minor hubs are Central America (illustrated by Costa Rica), Eastern Europe (led by Hungary) and South Africa.

Introduction

The medical tourism market in India is expected to hit $3.9 billion mark this year having grown at a compounded annual growth rate of 27% over the last three years, according to a joint report by consultancy firm KPMG and industry body FICCI.

Growth of Medical Tourism in India

The report says inflow of medical tourists is expected to cross 320 million by 2016 compared with 85 million in 2016.

The medical tourism industry in India gets maximum patients for heart surgery, knee transplant, cosmetic surgery and dental care as the cost of treatment in India is considered to be the lowest in Asia, much lower than Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Advantages of Medical Tourism

A key competitive advantage India has in medical tourism is the cost effectiveness it has to offer to its patients.

A person coming to India for his/her medical treatment can have savings anywhere in the range of 30 to 70 per cent. Even if we consider the ticket expenses and accommodation expenses along with the treatment cost, the overall expenditure would be lower than the treatment cost in the UK or the US or many other countries.

The report stated that, points out that India has a split approach where individual hospitals have been promoting themselves as the hospital destinations. The medical-value-travel stakeholders in India need to combine their efforts and strategize on how to control the available opportunities.

Other than the western markets, the SAARC countries have been an important source of medical tourists for India.

One of the partner and head of healthcare stated that, “The medical tourism landscape in Asia is continually evolving as price no longer remains the only important consideration; focus has now shifted to diversity in offerings, niche offerings and even customized luxury.”

He noted that India does face hard competition in the segment from countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Disadvantage

One disadvantage faced by Indian medical tourism industry is the lack of special visa rules for patients but it counters this with alternative therapy offerings like yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and other traditional methods of treatment that attract tourists from European nations and the Middle East to India.

The country needs to work on increasing efficiency at the immigration to make the travelling experience stress free for patients and also better infrastructure in terms of highways and roads would add to the overall satisfaction of medical tourists. Affordable hotels, availability of language translators are a few areas which also need to be given significant consideration to increase medical tourism in India.

 

.

Below Articles may be helpful to you:
Common Yoga Mistakes To Be Avoided By Beginners
Positive Effects Of Organic Foods On Daily Life
To Know How We Can Protect Our Skin In Different Weathers

Ask our Counsellors


Comments

0 # Tushar 2018-04-30
Hii, I am from Sultanpur, plz let me know What is gonorrhoea ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja 2018-05-01
Hello, Gonorrhoea is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoea,This disease is caused in the genitourinary tracts, for more details plz visit good gynec in Sultanpur, find list of Gynecologist in Sultanpur
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Tushar Older than three months
Hii, can you plz tell me,What changes can occur in skin in syphilis patient, also suggest good obstertrician in Tamenglong ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
Rashes can occur on the skin in the near areas,rashes can be discrete and also symmetrical in nature, Rashes can also be pustular, you can consult with Obstetrician in Tamenglong.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Vivaan Older than three months
Hi, plz let me know What is the incubation period of Syphilis, also give me the list of good female's specialist in Bikaner ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Hii, The incubation period can be 10 to 90 days, plz find list of Gynecologist in Bikaner
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Rohan Older than three months
Hii, plz tell me,Which tests can confirm syphilis in primary stage, also suggest name of good maternity hospitals in Thirunelveli ?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Pooja Older than three months
During the primary stage,DG illumination tests are very helpful, find good maternity hospitals-Peace Health Centre.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Harikiran Older than three months
Can gonorrhoea be caused by the infected towels, also provide the list of good gynecologist in Anekal?
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote
0 # Dr. Naresh Older than three months
Gonorrhoea can be transmitted by the infected towels, handkerchiefs of the infected person, But most cases are due to sexual contacts, find here list of good Gynecologist in Anekal.
Reply | Reply with quote | Quote