Heart Treatment In India

07 Nov 2010
Posted by bharat

Medical tourism is encouraged in various countries including India, South Africa, Greece, Jordan, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. India is a comparatively new entry in this field but having vast potential for this new arena. Medical tourism is expanding in India at an enormous rate. Cardiac care constitutes an important part of health tourism. 

The Indian healthcare industry is growing at a fast rate and by year 2020 is expected to become a US$280 billion industry. As per the study conducted by McKinsey and the Confederation of Indian Industry, medical tourism shows enormous growth of $1 billion business by year 2012.
 
Healthcare system in India is gigantic. This system is serving  the second most populated country of the world. Indian healthcare system includes a wide variety of general government hospitals serving the underprivileged population to state-of-the-art hospitals with specialized care. This section of high tech hospitals with expert care in the cardiac field is attractive for medical tourists with cardiac problems.
 
India has a great number of qualified professionals in the cardiac field,and this fact is recognized throughout the world. Concerning medical facilities India has the most proficient doctors and state-of-the-art medical facilities. Cardiac care is much more economical in India in comparison to other developed countries. An example of open heart surgery is appropriate. Cost of open-heart surgery could be up to $70,000 in Britain and up to $150,000 in the US which will be reduced to $3,000 and $10,000 in India. Broadly speaking, medical facilities are available at only a tenth of the cost in the West. India is a preferred destination among international tourists for general tourism due to its cultural diversity and scenic beauty. Indian geography and history are magnets for visitors from other countries. These factors also contribute to growth of medical tourism. A cardiac patient after specialized care in cardiac hospitals can opt for relaxation at beautiful destinations with admixture of spiritualism. All this adds to his cardiac longevity. Various kinds of alternate therapies in the form of well recognized ayurveda, massage therapy, oil therapy, mud treatment, siddha treatment, yoga etc are also available to cardiac patients. All these therapies are very effective and aids the holistic health of heart patients.
 
Drug cost in India is less in comparison to other countries where patent system is very stringent. Cardiac care involves very costly drugs and instruments to be used for long period of time increasing budget of surgery and post operative care. Due to huge generic market of drugs in India, price war between various drug companies is proving beneficial to cardiac patients. Immediate treatment is also available to cardiac patients unlike other developed countries. India has a long history of being in touch with Britain, which is now proving beneficial in terms of language skills. Cardiac patients coming from native English countries do not feel alienated in terms of language and can have bilateral communication with their doctors, unlike China.   
 
Medical hospitals in India are well equipped to take care of all stages of cardiac problems ranging from basic care to the newest clinical events like cardiac transplants, pediatric cardiac surgery and interventional cardiac catheterization. India owns a large set of doctors and paramedical staff expert in cardiac care. It is possible due to the latest innovations in medical electronics and transfer of technology from India and abroad. Broadly cardiac surgical treatments are offered in open heart surgery, angiographies, angioplasties, pediatric cardiac surgery, pediatric intervention and robotic surgery. An example of robotic surgery shows that cardiac treatment at par with developed countries is now available in India. Robotic surgery is a new technology which needs minimum invasion. It is extremely precise and will change the  future of cardiac surgery. Such kind of expertise is also available in India. 

Robotic Surgery

 Robotic surgery is one of the greatest discoveries in the field of surgery  for Cardiac patients. Is it promoted to all other nations & can it help to a great extend?? 


Heart Treatment In India

Why cost for medical treatment in India is less compared to US?


Heart Treatment In India

One reason can be less salary of medical professionals in India compared to USA. And another can be low cost of living.


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