Medical Tourism in India, Ayurveda


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Medical Tourism in India, Ayurveda

  1. 1. Manas Ranjan Hota Ujjawal Bagaria DMS, SOM Pondicherry University Medical Tourism & Ayurveda “ For Tourism it is Incredible India, for Business it is Credible India, what an amazing country!!!” - Jukka Lehtela, Nokia India
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ A term initially coined by travel agencies and the mass media to describe the rapidly-growing practice of traveling across international borders to obtain health care. It also refers pejoratively to the practice of healthcare providers traveling internationally to deliver healthcare” </li></ul><ul><li>- Wikipedia </li></ul>
  3. 3. Medical Tourism
  4. 4. The Stakeholders..
  5. 5. Why Medical Tourism??
  6. 6. <ul><li>An estimated 750,000 Americans went abroad for health care in 2007 and the no. will rise up to 1.5 million in 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>The UK medical tourism market was estimated at £375 million in 2007. The no. of medical tourists is estimated to rise up to 200,000 by 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>The medical tourism market in India was estimated at $330 million in 2004 and it will be $2 billion by 2012 as per estimates by the Indian ministry of Tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>About 1.8 lakh foreigners visited India for treatment in the first eight and half months of the current fiscal and the number would increase by 22% to 25% in the coming years. </li></ul>Some facts & figures..
  7. 7. <ul><li>The difference in surgery rates are almost 6 to 10 times. For ex: A heart surgery in US costs about $30,000 to $45,000 whereas in India it costs around $5,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Every 3rd Medical practitioner in the UK or the US is a Filipino descent, so the first-world patients attach a reasonable amount of confidence and comfort in being treated in the Philippines. </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai has built Healthcare City to discourage Middle Eastern tourists from going out. </li></ul>1 st world service at 3 rd world cost!!
  8. 8. Medical Tourism Destinations
  9. 9. <ul><li>A monumental contribution of India to the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives of Ayurveda: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance of positive health. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment of Diseases. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aturavrittam : Tridosha & Panchabhautic framework. </li></ul></ul>Ayurveda: The Science of life. <ul><ul><li>Swasthavrittam : Socio-economic adjustments, modification of personal habits, control of infection, pollution etc. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Two USPs of Indian Tourism – Medical Tourism & Ayurveda. </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Ayurveda as a part of Health Tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Tourists coming for rejuvenation promised by yoga and Ayurvedic massage. </li></ul><ul><li>Preference for natural and herbal health care is increasing. </li></ul>Medical Tourism -> Ayurveda
  11. 11. <ul><li>Ideal Geographic location </li></ul><ul><li>Salubrious climate. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice of Panchakarma. </li></ul><ul><li>Vagbhata’s Ashtangahridayam. </li></ul>Ayurveda in Kerala
  12. 12. Ayurvedic Healthcare Resorts in India
  13. 13. <ul><li>Benchmark for all other Ayurvedic Resorts. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 100 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Ayurvedic hospitals at Kottakal, Delhi and Kochi. </li></ul><ul><li>Two medicine manufacturing units. </li></ul><ul><li>Runs a Kathakali Academy. </li></ul>Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala, Kerala
  14. 14. <ul><li>Best time for treatment is June-September & December-February. </li></ul><ul><li>Duration of each treatment is 1 hour. </li></ul><ul><li>Online consultation is answered within 48 hours in free. </li></ul><ul><li>Accommodation is provided at affordable rates. </li></ul>Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala, Kerala
  15. 15. <ul><li>Treatments for: Paralysis, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Spondalysis etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Classical Therapies for: Parkinsonism, Motor Neuron Diseases, Cancer etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Specialised Treatments: Panchakarma, Snehapanam Dhara, Sirovasti, Sirolepa etc. </li></ul>Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala, Kerala
  16. 16. <ul><li>Rejuventaion Programs followed are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body Immunization & Longevity treatment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rejuvenation Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Body Slimming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Herbal Steam Bath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yoga & Meditation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Panchakarma </li></ul></ul>Vythiri Resort, Kerala
  17. 17. <ul><li>Therapeutic Programs for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory loss, severe headache, paralysis, nervous disorders, prevention of cataract etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treatments Done are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dhara, Sirovasti, Panchakarma, Snehapanam, Tharpanam etc. </li></ul></ul>Vythiri Resort, Kerala
  18. 18. <ul><li>Treatments offered: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ayurvedic Spa </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ayurvedic Massage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnic Swimming pool. </li></ul></ul>Anandha Inn, Pondicherry
  19. 19. <ul><li>A new form of Wellness Tourism. </li></ul><ul><li>Sudarshan Kriya – The core. </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation makes mind calm, focused & alert. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 100 million people worldwide have taken its workshop. </li></ul><ul><li>AIIMS have proved its significant benefits. </li></ul>Art of Living
  20. 20. Yoga
  21. 21. Challenges in Ayurvedic Tourism
  22. 22. <ul><li>Quality of treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation of surgeons & hospitals. </li></ul><ul><li>Post-operative care. </li></ul><ul><li>Security of Tourists. </li></ul><ul><li>Unfamiliar legal issues. </li></ul>Risks & Issues involved