It is estimated that the industry in India is increasing by around 30 per cent per year at the moment with more people struggling to afford healthcare costs at home. Prices are increasing year on year and this is prompting patients to look abroad for affordable solutions.
Medical facilities in India
Facilities in India are improving all the time and as the industry booms, more clinics are opening, many of which are dedicated to medical tourism. Agencies have been launched to encourage tourists to visit India and remove the stress of trying to organise the trip and this has made it very easy for people to travel abroad for medical treatment.
The main hospitals and clinics aimed at medical tourists are located in Chennai, which has been nicknamed ‘the health capital of India’. Chennai is home to dental and medical clinics, offering a range of treatments, from cosmetic dentistry and weight loss surgery to general and cosmetic surgery.
New surgeries and clinics are popping up all over India in response to the growing demand for treatment and India offers the latest treatments. The most popular procedures include cosmetic dentistry and dental implants and cosmetic surgery.
Standards of care in India
India is known for high standards of medical training and education. Many of the doctors who train in India work in the UK and America and doctors are required to comply with professional standards on a level with Western European countries. As with all treatment, it is advisable for patients to check out the clinic and doctor they are visiting in advance and do some research to ensure that the clinic is registered and approved and the doctor has the relevant experience and expertise.
What does India have to offer medical tourists?
The major draw of having treatment in India is the cost. Fees are up to 70 per cent lower than in the UK and the USA and patients can save thousands of pounds even after they have factored in the cost of travel and accommodation. In addition, there are usually no waiting lists, the treatment range is large and expanding all the time and new clinics boast state of the art equipment and technology.
In terms of tourist attractions, India has something for everyone, whether you want to experience the heat and bohemian intrigue of the Goan beaches and the amazing spa facilities and sands of Kerala, tick off the famous attractions, such as the Taj Mahal and the Mysore Palace or experience the amazing landscapes of Darjeeling, India will amaze and inspire you. The cost of living is very low and accommodation is inexpensive.
If you are considering having treatment in India it is well worth taking a few extra days to explore this amazing country.
This information is from the guys at www.braces.org.uk where you can learn more about dental procedures in the UK and abroad.