Indian Medical Tourism Tremendously Attracting Medical Travelers to 'Visit India 2009'

Medical Tourism in India is on its boom. Travelers are coming to India for by pass surgeries and bone marrow transplants. Tour Operators, hospitals, airlines all have something to offer to the foreign tourists coming to India.

Press Release (PressBurner) Apr 28, 2009 - The unwell gloomy faces can now smile as India has been declared an ideal destination for medical tours. Even the failing hearts are now treated more successfully at a much lower cost as compared to other parts of the world. In medical field, India has seen much growth and advancements. In the offing, the most complicated by pass surgeries or bone marrow transplants are viable in India.

As a part of Visit India 2009, the Ministry of Tourism has discussed with all major hospitals of India to offer incentivised deals to the medical tourists. “We have met representatives from major hospitals and I am waiting for their offer.” said Sujit Banerjee, Tourism Secretary. “We would like to include medical tourism in in the Visit India incentive scheme.”

The major hospitals of India as Wockhardt, Apollo, Lakeshore, Moolchand, Manipal Seven hills and Gangaram took part in the discussions held with the Tourism Ministry of India. It is reported that over 1.5 lakhs medical tourists visited India for medical tourism in 2002 alone that brought about $300 million of earnings. Ever since then this figure of influx of medical tourists is increasing year after year by at least 25%. According to the reports of CII – McKinsey the total earnings from medical tourism would go up to $2 billion by 2012.

The reports of Planning Commission of India says that a heart by pass surgery is much cheaper in India as compared to other countries of world. It would cost a patient around $6, 000 in India but it is much expensive in Thailand ($7,894), Singapore ($10, 417), US ($23, 938) and Britain ($19, 700). So the cost difference of surgery in India is very huge.

Not only moderate treatment cost, but Indian hospitals are also preferred as they offer global facilities. The hospitals of India are equipped with state-of-art  infrastructure, well trained qualified and experienced team of doctors and dedicated hospital staff. The most advanced medical technologies are administered by Indian doctors and nurses. The Ministry of Indian Tourism is introducing these benefits as a part of the 'Visit India' programme under which great bargains to incentive travels are included.

The tourism industry of India has its plans. It has geared up itself. The aviation, hospitality and tour and travel industries have come up with some exciting offers. Major airlines, hotels and tour operators have already launched promotional packages to offer free travel for spouse or an extra day's stay at hotel or even sightseeing tours after recovery.

The incredible offers are attracting many clients. These deals are beneficial for the tourists as they have  many offers to choose from and the tourism is also reaping benefits of tourism in India. Complimentary air tickets from major aviation companies like Jet, Kingfisher and Air India and hotel stay offers from the Oberoi, Taj group, ITC Welcome groups, Trident and Park hotels are alluring tourists. Apart from this, the travelers also have chance to enjoy complimentary sightseeing tours and even rural eco-holidays in India.

One such tour operator has launched offers to promote medical tourism and ease the difficulties of medical tourists to India. As this tour operator is a leading name in the tour and travel industry, medical tourists can trust the services it offers. Goa is destination that is a hotspot for tourists.

The hospitals of Goa are well equipped with world class medical facilities. So it has become a favorite for medical tourists as well. The tranquil ambiance of Goa helps the patients recover soon. For the medical tourists bookings are open online that make the bookings hassle free. The dedicated customer care team understands your requirements, sorts out any of your queries and provides assistance round the clock. Come to India and have a healthy disposition.

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Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 1:14am
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