Medical tourism is about visiting other countries to undergo any medical treatment or surgery. India is one of the popular destinations for medical tourism. This is slightly different from the regular travel tourism, and it involves medical practitioners who collaborate with the tourism industry.
Medical tourism is coming up in a big way as it is cost-effective that allows visitor to opt for such tourism. Medical tourism covers all kinds of health related issues, and you find the right kind of place that offers you the best services. The best part of this tourism is that you can take care of your wellness in leisure and rejuvenate completely. India is fast catching up as the favorite destination for medical tourism. The impact of Internet and revolution in the field of medical science has contributed in its popularity.
Today, Indian hospitals have the latest medical equipments and skilled professionals. The medical facilities and infrastructure are of world standards. The next biggest advantage is the low cost of medical treatment compare to the other countries, in India patient can avail medical treatment in less than half the cost.
According to a recent survey it was noted that Medical tourism has contributed 30% growth in the tourism sector. This has resulted in many tour operators to offering medical tourism to foreign visitors to India.
India faces tough competition in medical tourism from countries like Thailand and Singapore. Nevertheless it will take a long time for them to overtake India in the field of Medical Tourism.