Medical Tourism Sees Growing Popularity in Asia

In this competitive world, nowadays it seems like every country in the world encourages itself as a port for medical tourism. The reality is that in most cases they offer sub-standard facilities and limited skills. 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.

The huge gap in prices, quality of services and skills for medical services in China ranging from health checkups to severe treatment has encouraged an increasing number of people to travel abroad to obtain medical treatment.

There is an increase in the number of medical tourists every year. An individual is spending minimum US$10000.

One of the Chinese people named Pan Zhihui, who runs a travel agency, joined a medical tourism group in 2013. He defined the hospital which he visited in South Korea as positive and sincere. It is very different from the hospitals than he visited in China.

Further, international medical travel destinations like Japan, Singapore, the United States, Thailand and Switzerland are seeing more Chinese patients.

Medical tourism has become a fashion for Americans. Nearly 750,000 US citizens in 2007 traveled abroad to destinations such as Mexico, India, Thailand and Malaysia for medical purposes and the number of patients are estimated to increase 15.75 million by 2017.

Within Asia, India, Thailand and Singapore are the three countries that receive maximum medical tourists due to low cost of treatment, quality healthcare infrastructure, and availability of highly-skilled doctors.

The medical tourism industry in Asia has gradually become a major destination as it offers world-class medical skills at much cheaper prices.

Korea Tourism Organization has opened seven offices in China and held its International Medical Tourism Convention abroad for the first time in 2013 in Guangzhou.

Thailand, which has attracted at least 2 million international medical tourist is building a medical tourism service center, while India has offered tax reduction for local hospitals that export medical services.

India is the cheapest hub compared to other hubs and is the equal of the other major hubs in terms of quality of staff and equipment. India is a best choice for major surgery, but one should make sure that going to a hospital with a strong track record in a particular condition.  Tourism options after treatment are not as comfortable as the other hubs but are among the most interesting.

As in India, there are many medical tourism hospitals are providing very good facilities and the treatment for the travelers, Medical Tourism sees growing popularity in the Asia as the Medical Tourism includes Ayurveda Hospitals too with best treatment which makes an individual to feel better.



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