Q) What exactly is Medical Tourism or Health Tourism?
A) Medical tourism or health tourism is the combination of travel and the pursuit of health. Patients, particularly those from developed nations travel to other countries with cheaper healthcare facilities so that they can be cured of diseases and explore the nation thereafter. It is also known as health or wellness tourism.
Q) Why should one choose India for medical treatments or surgery?
A) India is second to none and its hospitals boast of equipment's and infrastructure that is equivalent to the best healthcare service providers in the world. India's USP as far as medical tourism is concerned is economically priced treatments. These treatments are especially cheap for the price at which the medical expertise is offered. Indian doctors are considered among the best in the world and their hands have healed many across the globe. A vast variety of surgeries are also done here. Medical tourism in India thus enables you to explore a fabulous nation, recover in private hospitals, and go back home to use your savings on whatever you desire.
Q) Is the cost difference good enough to make flying all the way to India worthwhile?
A) You will discover that the cost difference for a large number of treatments and surgeries that it is sure to make up for your air ticket. Your medical treatment including your airfare will cost much cheaper than just the price of your treatment in many western nations. Medical tourism as such serves a dual purpose and you can explore India before or after the treatment.
Q)How much can I possibly end up saving?
A) By and large patients can save an average of 40-60% on their medical expenses when they choose India as their medical tourism destination. Procedures for obesity and cosmetic surgeries are particularly economical in India as compared to many nations in the west. Dental implant surgeries and cardiac procedures are also competitively priced.
Q) How will tourism and medical attention blend in my medical tourism package?
A) Based on the status of your condition you can opt for a pre or post treatment holiday. The treatment/ follow up with your physician or surgeon will be arranged accordingly. Our medical tourism packages are very flexible and you can customize them according to your specific needs.
Q) How long do I have to stay in India once my treatment is over? Is it possible to go home immediately?
A) The duration of the stay varies from case to case. Most doctors will request you to stay back for a short time for observations and follow-up visits to make sure you everything is in order. Your doctor can give you a fair idea as it depends on the kind of treatment you require, the days you have at hand, and the places you wish to visit. So recuperate at ease and enjoy a fabulous India.
Q) What if I change my mind about the treatment on arrival?
A) It is very rare that such a thing happens. However, if you do wish to cancel the trip after commencement, refund would be restricted to a limited amount and that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. We do not bear any responsibility to refund payments for unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and the like.
Also note that since the payments to the hospital are direct, no cancellation is levied on the same by Medi Connect India.