Social and economic dimensions of medical tourism sector in India


medical tourism sector in India

Nowadays, many developing countries are promoting medical tourism and India has made great strides. The country has made a big leap in the creation of medical facilities and treatments in both private and government sectors. These changes are not proving to be enough, as the country has to create greater awareness to promote medical tourism in a better way.

To discuss all about the social and economic dimensions of medical tourism sector in India, experts recently participated in a two-day seminar. This special seminar was conducted at Periyar University. During the seminar, experts discussed about the past, present, and future position of medical tourism market in India. This also includes the challenges that medical tourism sector has to face during its growth in the country.

Medical tourism in India

Quality, affordable, immediate, and advanced medical care attracts people from across the world to India. The country welcomes more or less 166,000 medical tourists and offer healthcare facilities to them. This number is still increasing. India has thousands of skilled physicians and nurse practitioners, who make the destination popular for medical tourism services. The economic explosion in India has led to the building of quality medical facilities and infrastructure. The country is expected to bring lot of money to the country and cross the value of $6 billion by the end of 2018.

Effects of state-of-the-art procedures on medical tourism in India

Medical tourism in India is rising at a rate of 30 percent per annum. The availability of state-of-the-art procedures and surgeries made this possible. Hospitals and medical care centers of the country offer alternative medical facilities to people, which help patients to recover faster. This is the main reason behind the popularity of medical tourism in the country. Some of the major benefits of state-of-the-art procedures on medical tourism in India are:

  • This has increased the number of medical tourists in the country. People can get a change to get the benefits of both medical procedures and state-of-the-art procedures at the same time.
  • Combining medical tourism and alternative therapies together can help people to deal with the side effects of procedures like chemotherapy.
  • India offers state-of-the-art procedures to medical tourists and this helps to promote the country as a great medical tourism destination.

Summary       

Medical tourism in India is becoming popular with every passing minute because it offers quality, treatment at affordable prices. The availability of state-of-the-art procedures in India makes it a favorable destination to avail medical services.