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87. medical tourism opportunities and challenges for india

  1. 1. 1 Medical Tourism: Opportunities and Challenges for India Table of Content 1 Introduction.......................................................................................................................... 1 2 Medical Tourism Industry and India.................................................................................... 2 3 Opportunity of medical tourism in India ............................................................................. 7 4 Challenges of medical tourism in India ............................................................................... 8 5 Conclusion ........................................................................................................................... 9 References................................................................................................................................ 12
  2. 2. 2 1 Introduction Medical Tourism is the definition for the travel to another specific place to take the most use of the international high Healthcare services from the most professional healthcare specialists at the most developed technological medical facilitates in a thoroughly private and affordable area (Jagyasi, 2010). The healthcare duration is normally in combination with a household holiday. According to the World Tourism Organization, the inclusions in its term of medical tourism are included medical treatment, disease and well-being, recovery and remedy. India is the country of countless performances and exceptional locations. It is a place full of splendid colours and wealthy cultural locations, with its outstanding monuments, temples or tombs of heritage. There is an inextricable link between the Country’s obsolete heritages of culture with its current presence driven by its own techniques. The co-presence of an amount of religious and cultural things, altogether with a wonder-stimulating geography turns it the wonderful area to experience a great vacation. The growth of the Indian medical tourism industry at a ratio of 30 percent per year, serves mainly for patients from America, Europe, West Asia and Africa (Reddy and Qadeer, 2010). ………………………………………………………………………………………………
  3. 3. 3 Procedure Charges in India & US (US $): Procedure Cost (US$)United States India Bone Marrow Transplant 2,50,000 69,000 Liver Transplant 3,00,000 69,000 Heart Surgery 30,000 8,000 Orthopedic Surgery 20,000 6,000 Cataract Surgery 2,000 1,250</ Here is a brief comparison of the cost of few of the Dental care package procedures between USA and India Dental procedure Cost in US ($) Cost in India ($) General Dentist Top End Dentist Top End Dentist Smile designing 8,000 1,000 Metal Free Bridge 5,500 500 Dental Implants 3,500 800 Porcelain Metal Bridge 1,800 3,000 300 Porcelain Metal Crown 600 1,000 80 Tooth impactions 500 2,000 100 Root canal Treatment 600 1,000 100 Tooth whitening 350 800 110 Tooth colored composite fillings 200 500 25 Tooth cleaning 100 300 75 Source: Begde (2008) Figure 1 Medical cost comparison between India and US
  4. 4. 4 Procedure Nature of Treatment Approximate Waiting Periods in USA / UK (in months) Cost in other Major Healthcare Destination ($) * Approximate Cost in India ($) * Open heart Surgery 9 - 11 > 18,000 4,500 Cranio-facial Surgery and skull base 6 - 8 > 13,000 4,300 Neuro-surgery with Hypothermia 12 - 14 > 21,000 6,500 Complex spine surgery with implants 9 - 11 > 13,000 4,300 Simple Spine surgery 9 - 11 > 6,500 2,100 Cost Comparison with other countries Procedure Charges in India & US (US $) Procedure Cost (US$) United States India Bone Marrow Transplant 2,50,000 69,000 Liver Transplant 3,00,000 69,000 Heart Surgery 30,000 8,000 Orthopedic Surgery 20,000 6,000 Cataract Surgery 2,000 1,250 Here's a brief comparison of the cost of few of the Dental treatment procedures between USA and India Dental procedure Cost in US ($)* Cost in India ($)* General Dentist Top End Dentist Top End Dentist Smile designing - 8,000 1,000 Metal Free Bridge - 5,500 500 Dental Implants - 3,500 800 Porcelain Metal Bridge 1,800 3,000 300 Porcelain Metal Crown 600 1,000 80 Tooth impactions 500 2,000 100 Root canal Treatment 600 1,000 100 Tooth whitening 350 800 110 Tooth colored composite fillings 200 500 25 Tooth cleaning 100 300 75 * These costs are an average and may not be the actual cost to be incurred. Procedure Charges in India & UK Source: Begde (2008)
  5. 5. 5 Figure 2 Medical cost comparison between India and developed nations Cost comparisons of different treatments in India with the developed countries. Sl No Treatment Cost in the best hospitals of India Cost in developed country 1 Complex heart operation $8500 including airfare $45000 in America 2 preventive health screening $90 $600 3 Heart Surgery $6500 $35000 4 Bone marrow transplant $30000 $300000 in US 5 Open heart surgery $15000 $200000 in US $75000 in Britain 6 Knee Surgery $8000 $18500 7 Dental, Eye & Cosmetic Surgery $y $5y 8 Replacement of bulky heart valve $12000 $300000 9 MRIS $70 $850 10 Hip Resurfacing $6000 $35000 Source: Garg and Bhardwaj (2012) Figure 3 Medical cost comparison between India and developing nations ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2 Conclusion There has been a blooming of medical tourism in India as the speediest developing section of tourism industry even though the world economy is going down. India is proposing quite reasonable cure expenses to both Indians and overseas visitors. Visitors from USA and UK are flying to India to seek for substitution and more reasonable terminals for the healing of their diseases. Currently the medical tourism industry in India is at an emerging era, yet it still owns a wide open prospect for its upcoming progress and expansion. Within only five years there has been an outstanding rank of Indian medical tourism worldwide in international medical tourism map and it has received the recognition as well- known healthcare tourist attraction spot. India is a country where there are services of well- trained health specialists, eloquent English speaking medical employees, a nice place with the medical schemes of herbs, natural allopathic, and so on. Personal/international accreditation and
  6. 6. 6 higher Indian specialized hospitals are offer service to worldwide healthcare visitors with their high standard services and are making a million-dollar turn-over. Indian Medical tourism is blooming as the main healthcare tourist terminal. It is quite important that the Indian State enhances the advantages of medical tourism. It should be easier for the visa granting or visa upon arrival so they could find it simpler to travel and to make contact with the Immigration Department at any arrival spot for faster clearing. Upon the acknowledgement of the vitality of medical tourism, the State has made an allowance of some decreases, exemptions and tax inducements to the service suppliers. It is also necessary for the development of supportive infrastructure for example transportation, accommodating, and communicating and exchange bridges of ideas for the facilitation of medical tourism. In this investigation, we attempted to seek out the bright economic advantages of medical tourism and to concentrate on the important participation of the State, the tourism ministry, as well as pharmaceutical ones, and private division for the image building of India as high standard terminal for medical tourism. This document is provided by: VU Thuy Dung (Ms.) Manager Center for Online Writing Resources Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/vu.thuydung.5076 Email : assignmentsource@gmail.com Blogger : http://assignmentsource.blogspot.com/ Website : http://assignmentsource.com/
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