What is Medical Value Travel?
Medical Value Travel may be defined as ‘activities related to travel and hosting a foreign tourist who stays at least one night at the destination region for the purpose of maintaining, improving or restoring health through medical interventions.
Such medical intervention may be broadly classified into following three categories:
Medical Treatment: Treatment for curative purpose that may include cardiac surgery, organ transplant, hip and knee replacement etc.
Wellness & Rejuvenation: Offerings focused on rejuvenation or for aesthetic reasons such as cosmetic surgery, stress relief, spas etc.
Alternative Medicine: Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy and Homeopathy would be the major category given the Indian context
Why is India considered best for Medical Tourism?
India has some of the most highly qualified and experienced doctors in the world. With a cultural emphasis on education, most of these physicians have gone on to super-specialize in their field, enabling them to become experts in their respective medical specialties. Further, most of the physicians that are in the collaboration with Credihealth have had extensive hands on training. The hospitals that Credihealth has tied up with are the leading hospitals in India with multi-specialty facilities.
Can I have treatment other than the conventional one?
In addition to traditional medicine, India offers many more relaxing and rejuvenating treatment options from Yoga, Ayurveda, and Meditation to Allopathic and Naturopathic medicine.
Are the hospitals in India well equipped and up to international standards?
India has several private hospitals that are designed to provide world-class medical care in India. These hospitals utilize some of the best medical equipment that is available world-wide. Credihealth has carefully evaluated and selected only those hospitals that meet very high international standards to be a part of our network.
In India, all the hospitals and healthcare providers are accredited to NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers). It is a body which operates accreditation and allied programs on patient safety and healthcare quality. The standards, evaluation and certifications are based upon national/international norms, through a process of self and external evaluations. As NABH standards have been approved by ISQUA, NABH accreditation of India is equivalent to some of the world’s leading hospital accreditations like JCI, Japan Council for Quality Healthcare (JCQC), National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) etc.
For Medical Trip in India, what are the essential documents?
Medical History/ Records/ Test reports/ X-rays
Identity Proof- Driver’s license/ Passport copies
Passport size photos – keep 10-15 in hand for various purposes
Details of Health insurance, if any.
Passport valid for a minimum of 180 days with at least two blank pages
Relevant letters signed and stamped from the hospital concerned in India
In case of hospitalization or long term treatment, proof of financial resources- Bank statement for last 6 months and Solvency Certificate from Bank
How much time will the admission process and the entire procedure will take?
In India there is no waiting period or queuing up, either for diagnostic procedures or for treatment. After the initial diagnosis is done and the medical procedure decided upon, your surgery/intervention will be scheduled quickly.
Duration for the entire medical procedure or treatment will depend on the individual’s medical case.
What is the cost savings compared to the costs in my country?
The potential cost savings for medical tourists are huge. Thus, many people are seeking treatment in India. It is important to note that the cost for each individual will vary depending on their need and requirements.
On the whole patients can save an average of 40-60% on their medical. Procedures for obesity and cosmetic surgeries are economical in India as compared to many nations in the west. Dental implant surgeries and cardiac procedures are also competitively priced.