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Why is India the Best Destination for Medical Tourism Post the COVID-19 Pandemic!

On several fronts, India’s healthcare sector has much going for it. With the availability of telecom bandwidth, medical expertise is reaching the underserved rural markets with the help of telemedicine and teleconsulting programs which is delivered via mobile phones. Health care provides the opportunity to find ways to make medical services “more understandable, affordable, and accessible,” such as the Gigadocs healthcare app, which allows its users to schedule lab tests and doctor consultations on their phones.

World’s Medical Tourism Hub

In the last decade, India’s medical travel industry grew as more medical facilities began to reach out to neighboring countries to serve their patients. At the recent Global Investment in the  Ayush Summit, India’s visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke passionately about India becoming a global medical tourism hub, serving and saving millions of lives each year.

The Indian medical tourism industry is grew at a impressive rate of 40% from 2017 to 2019, accounting for 18% of the global medical tourism market share. Patients travel from outside the country and from one state to another within India to receive the best medical services and treatments for their health. Here are reasons why India is a popular destination for medical tourism.

  • Advances in Technology

India is a developing country that places a high value on having a strong yet modern healthcare system. One way to accomplish this is to equip hospitals with modern medical technologies and diagnostic equipment. India’s primary and secondary treatment facilities are improving with each passing day. Almost all major government and private hospitals in India have cutting-edge technological equipment.

  • Reliable Healthcare Quality

Soon after the COVID-19 outbreak, India manufactured its vaccine to combat the pandemic rather than importing it from other countries. This demonstrates India’s progress in technologies and genetic sciences thus far.

India’s healthcare services are among the best in the world at a very reasonable cost. Doctors, nurses, and paramedics are highly trained and equipped to perform major life-saving surgeries. India has a large pool of healthcare professionals with appropriate specialization and expertise. Almost all major surgeries, such as heart surgery, eye surgery, orthopedic surgery, knee transplant, bone marrow transplant, and hip resurfacing, are performed with higher success rates in India. Even paramedics and nurses are highly skilled in post-operative patient care. Another important factor is that health workers have been immunized against COVID-19. This means that medical personnel are safe and will not spread the infection.

  • No language barrier

The English language is used for the majority of verbal communication in India. India is said to be the second-largest English-speaking country in the world. Aside from that, all hospitals employ multi-language interpreters to assist patients who do not speak English. With the recent coronavirus pandemic, India has emerged as one of the few countries that have been able to control COVID19’s immediate spread. This demonstrates India’s service, planning, and community health.

  • Cost-Effectiveness

The cost of treating a particular disease in developed countries is significantly higher than in developing countries such as India. It is estimated that patients can save up to 50% of the cost in India compared to traveling to a developed western country for the same treatment. The surgery fees, hospital stay, doctor fees, and travel expenses are all reasonable. Even stays near hospitals are less expensive when compared to Western countries.

Tele-healthcare with Gigadocs

The significant growth in medical tourism and the globalization of medicine, in general, have created new challenges and opportunities to provide higher-quality services to patients and caregivers who demand and deserve a higher quality and more personalized service. One emerging approach is using telehealth and digital healthcare to provide patients with personalized health services.

Gigadocs telehealth connects primary care physicians, providers, specialists, and patients while providing health information to clients remotely. Gigadocs digital healthcare provides Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), also known as ‘telemonitoring,’ services that enable patients to e-visit physicians and health care professionals live’ over video call for immediate care and capture still images such as patients’ old medical records for later consultation.

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