Chennai formerly known as Madras is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centers in South India.
The city of Chennai has been termed “India’s health capital”. Multi- and super-specialty hospitals across the city bring in an estimated 150 international patients every day. Chennai attracts about 45 percent of health tourists from abroad arriving in the country and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists. Factors behind the tourist’s inflow in the city include low costs, little to no waiting period, and facilities offered at the specialty hospitals in the city. The city has an estimated 12,500 hospital beds, of which only half is used by the city’s population with the rest being shared by patients from other states of the country and foreigners.
Chennai has many hospitals that meet international standards. Multi- and super-specialty hospitals across the city bring in an estimated 150 international patients every day. Factors behind the International patient’s inflow in the city include low costs, little to no waiting period, and facilities offered at the specialty hospitals in the city.
Some of the popular international reputed hospitals in Chennai are Apollo Hospitals, Dr. Kamakshi Memorial Hospitals Pvt. Ltd, Chettinad Health City, Billroth Hospitals, MIOT Hospital, Global Health City, Vasan Healthcare, Kauvery hospital and Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre. The prime NABH-accredited hospitals includes Chennai Apollo Speciality Hospital, Dr Mehta Hospitals, Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Global Hospitals & Health City, Sankara Nethralaya, and Vijaya Medical & Educational Trust. Apollo Hospitals Group has five hospitals in the city.
There are several other hospitals which have gained national accreditation – ‘Accreditation results in high quality of care and patient safety.’ This has become possible because of modern healthcare infrastructure and highly trained doctors. The training of medical professionals in India has been improving since last decade. Besides, many super specialists trained in the west have returned to India. With such excellent infrastructure and skills, the number of patients from abroad is going to increase with time.”
The city has six units of the state government’s co-operative drug stores across the state known as Kamdhenu co-operative medical stores, where a wide range of 13,000 important medicines would be sold, including 6,000 medicines available on any given day. The drugs sold here are 15 to 20% cheaper than the pharmacy rates.
Chennai is among the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. It was ranked 43rd most visited city in the world for year 2015.The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India.
Chennai has the third-largest expatriate population in India at 35,000 in 2009, 82,790 in 2011 and estimated at over 150,000 by 2017. Tourism guide publisher Lonely Planet named Chennai as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit in 2015. Chennai is ranked as a beta-level city in the Global Cities Index and was ranked the best city in India
National Geographic ranked Chennai’s food as second best in the world; it was the only Indian city to feature in the list. Chennai was also named the ninth-best cosmopolitan city in the world by Lonely Planet.
Chennai has an international airport with direct flights from major global destinations. This makes it easy for patients to reach the destination without having to change flights for most of the International destinations.
Airlines often make special arrangements for medical patients, from assistance in disembarking from aircrafts to arranging for ambulance services at the airport. International airlines such as Emirates had even made arrangements to provide seriously ill patients with oxygen supply during travel. For travel within India, airlines such as Air India offer concessions in fares. For passengers requiring stretcher service, nine seats on the aircraft will be removed to accommodate the patient.
Chennai hospitals had tied up with agencies like SOS International and Emergency Assistance to airlift sick patients and bring them to India for treatment
The heavily subsidized treatment costs are a big reason why people are considering travelling abroad to avail the best medical facilities at only a fraction of what they have to pay in their home countries.
As per a cost comparison study by the American Medical Association, a knee replacement surgery will cost $40,000 in US, $10,000 in Thailand and $13,000 in Singapore, but $8500 in India. Similarly, in the US for a bone marrow transplant you will have to pay around $400,000, in UK $150,000 but in India it will cost just $30,000. No matter what treatment you opt for, you are going to save around 70-75 percent of the total cost including health or medical services, wellness travel, accommodation and food services.
A US medical travel resource, says the cost of certain Indian medical procedures can be up to 90 percent lower than in the United States, making it one of the cheapest places for treatment.
Often, Patients who have already received treatment at reputed hospitals in Chennai carry home experiences of the outstanding patient care they received. They spread the good word to others who are looking for such care. Thus, Hospitals in Chennai have become one of the most known destinations amongst medical tourists from Middle East, African countries, Canada and many other countries.
Tamil is the language of the Chennai. Majority of Chennites speak Tamil. Apart from Tamil and other regional languages, English is quite widely spoken in Chennai.
Chennai Medical Tourism has various translators to deal with foreign arrivals to communicate in their local language.
The Chennai city comprises of a dynamic blend of people. They come from various backgrounds, religions, castes and communities. Being the IT hub of the country, the city has assumed and international character and has the most IT professionals. As a booming medical tourism destination, Chennai also has highly trained medical staff.
Places to stay in Chennai range from luxury villa to apartment complexes and mid-range hotels, budget hotels, and guest houses. Also there are many recuperation, massage and wellness centers for relaxation. Leave it in us we will make your stay comfortable to your requirements.
Chennai has more than Ten mobile phone service companies operate seven GSM networks 4G Mobile internet connections broadband is provided by all the operators. Apart from that there are other private companies provide domestic broadband Internet services. Chennai was the first Indian city to deploy Wi-Fi internet access in a widespread manner.
Chennai is home to the first European-style banking system in India. Prominent financial institutions, including the Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO, Bank of America, The Royal Bank of Scotland, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, HSBC, ING Group, Allianz, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Asian Development Bank, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas Fortis, Irevna, Deutsche Bank and Citibank.
With more than 75 percent of the medical tourists being from the Middle East, hospitals in the city are vying for ‘halal’ certification Halal-friendly medical tourism services include food, prayer hall, ‘quiblah’ (the direction of Mecca) signs in every room, payer mate, copies of Quran and appointments of woman physicians for woman patients.
After treatment, the families of patients usually take a break. City tours and Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram trips are popular.
With its historic landmarks and buildings, long sandy beaches, cultural and art centers and parks, Chennai’s tourism offers many interesting locations to visitors. One of the most important tourist attractions of Chennai is actually in the neighboring town of Mahabalipuram on the scenic East coast road with its ancient temples and rock carvings of the 7th century Pallava kingdom. Chennai is listed in the Lonely planet’s top 10 city to travel for the year 2015.
Chennai has some unique places to offer for shopping. Art and crafts, contemporary and traditional artwork, antiques, jewelry are available in the city.
We shall arrange for Tours and trips in Chennai with our travel facilitator to exotic locations to your requirement.
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We need to get to know each other better so that we can offer a medical solution to your unique situation. During the call, we will talk about medical teams in Chennai answer your questions.
Send us the results of your examinations (X-ray, MRI, ultrasound, anti-angiography, PET, test results) and a description of your medical history. Medical documents will be reviewed by leading doctors of reputed hospitals in India, and, if necessary, an expanded consultation of medical specialists will be convened.
Within 24-48 hours, a preliminary plan for your examination and treatment will be developed. The preliminary plan includes a list of necessary diagnostic evaluations and consultations, indicative number of days of stay in India, estimated cost and treatment.
You let us know about the decision to come for examination and treatment according to the proposal and convenient travel terms.
We will arrange to send you the medical visa invite from the host hospital and guide you through the air ticked order, consider accommodation plans in India, and coordinate any issues with the hospital.
We will meet you and your companion in Chennai or any international airport and take you to your accommodation in India during your treatment. Quickly, after arrival, you begin to undergo the evaluation and medical consultations. We will accompany you. If needed, interpretations services are offered.
Your treatment begins. We will be in close touch with you and the doctors treating you. We will closely monitor your recovery process and post discharge from the hospital, help you to return home, or to move to the nearest accommodation for living during the period of outpatient treatment and rehabilitation.
If you have any medical questions on your return, we will coordinate your communication with the doctor from whom you were treated in India.
You make payments to the hospitals, accommodation providers and tour agents directly as specified by them.
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