medical tourism on India


Affordable treatment and good medical care. The doors of Indian hospitals are once again open to patients from all over the world. Medical tourism is on the rise. After a nearly two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, authorities have lifted international travel restrictions.

Prior to this, access to Indian hospitals for foreigners was closed. Especially after the start of the second wave of the pandemic caused by the delta strain. It literally paralyzed the healthcare system.

However, now India is gradually returning to normal life, and patients from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Africa and other countries are returning to the wards of local hospitals.

[husband of patient from Bangladesh]:

“I am very happy because there is better treatment and better care and communication.”

Most foreign patients travel to New Delhi, Mumbai and Surat. They usually do this for a variety of reasons. For example, cheaper treatment, shorter waiting times, or services that are not available in their home country.

Very often people come for bone marrow transplant, heart bypass surgery, eye surgery and hip transplant.

[Nigerian patient]:

“I chose India and came here because it’s cheaper here. Inspection revealed the problem, and now it is solved. I needed a hip replacement. They did everything well. Now I’m all right.”

According to the Medical Tourism Index for the past year, India ranked 10th among all countries in the world.