Though the World Health Report 2000 ranks India's healthcare at the 112th place out of the 190 countries around the globe, since then much water has flowed under the bridge especially after P.M. Narendra Modi assuming the office. Today, India is brimming with the state-of-the-art facilities especially in cities like Bangalore where many medical tourists are making a beeline for the critical treatment and care. The USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of the medical facilities in Bangalore is that they are at par with the international standards yet affordable.
You will be happy to know that there is no dearth of world-class healthcare facilities in Bangalore. According to a report of InterNations (a trusted guide for the expats working in different countries around the world), “...the private healthcare sector in Bangalore is very much geared towards affluent locals, wealthy expats, and medical tourists. With a good health insurance package, you should have no troubles getting the treatment you require...India in general is becoming an increasingly popular destination for medical tourists, numerous highly specialized private clinics have opened in recent years, offering world-class treatment and care to those who can afford it.“
Key areas of international medical service in Bangalore:
Global standard: Healthcare facilities in Bangalore have a distinct advantage when it comes to the global standard. Compared to the cost of living during the treatment and the healthcare facilities available in some other European countries, for instance, the cost of accommodation and living while undergoing treatment in Bangalore is cheap. It means a patient can avail the best healthcare services that his/her money can buy right here.
Affordable treatment and care: You should know that medical tourists visit cities like Mumbai, Chennai, and Bangalore every year for the purpose of treatment and cure. Some of the renowned doctors of Bangalore opine that the city has quality healthcare facilities at the most affordable prices. Having said that, we mean people can find the cost of treatment cheaper by 25% - 30% here compared to the same in some Gulf countries or so. However, stringent Indian laws governing the transparency of billing and the hospital care too contribute here. On the whole, the medical tourists and expats here in Bangalore will be in the safe hands when they need treatment and care.
Numerous clinics and hospitals: The City of Bangalore has evolved in medical services over the last 20 years serving millions of patients from around the world. The best part is that this sector is still witnessing growth and attracts a host of medical tourists every year despite having some integral issues such as the lack of direct flights to Bangalore from some of the best-known global cities. You get to see a number of quality healthcare facilities here such as Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research (that received a letter of appreciation for its low-cost treatment from none other than the 44th President of America Barack Obama), Fortis Healthcare, La Femme (a Fortis group hospital completely dedicated to the women treatment and care), Narayana Hrudalaya, and Vikram Hospital to name a few.
Advanced technology: Advanced technology is increasingly being used at the healthcare facilities in the city with an emphasis on its affordability. This has potentially brought down the cost of critical surgeries as well as the recovery time resulting in higher satisfaction rate among the patients being treated here.
State-of-the-art infrastructure: Bangalore is popularly known as the Silicon Valley of India and also the capital of the state Karnataka. Hence, there has been a sincere effort from the central as well as the state governments to improve the infrastructure facility of the city. The city is now well connected by metro rail, road, and Kempegowda International Airport that alone handled 175,891 flights and 22,187,841 traffic in the year 2016.
Internationally acclaimed doctors: Bangalore has become the home to many doctors of international repute such as Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty (Chairman and Founder of Narayana Health), Dr. Vivekananda S. Jawali (Chairman cum chief cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon of Fortis Hospitals), and Dr. Kodaganur S. Gopinath (surgical oncologist) to name a few here.