What is Medical Tourism?

Medical Tourism is where people who live in one country travel to another country to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own country, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or a higher level of quality of care. “Domestic Medical Tourism” is where people who live in one country travel to another city, region or state to receive medical, dental and surgical care while at the same time receiving equal to or greater care than they would have in their own home city, and are traveling for medical care because of affordability, better access to care or a higher level of quality of care.

Medical tourism may be defined as the arranged travel abroad with the intention to restore, maintain or enhance individual’s health or well- being. Such travellers are mainly driven to the countries that can offer lower cost and/or free of waiting times healthcare. Usual medical trip looks like this: a few days for medical treatment, a few days in rehabilitation centres and a few days of sightseeing and touring around. Put it differently, medical tourism is not only about receiving medical treatment, but also – experiencing a new country and relaxing as you would on a regular holiday.

Why Patients Prefer Traveling Abroad for Medical Tourism?

Patients are travelling because of the high quality of treatment at an affordable cost and avoid long waiting of doctor.

It is the right thing for you, if you are looking for medical, surgical, dental, wellness or another kind of care and at the same time you want to:

  • save significantly;
  • avoid waiting for lines;
  • get top-quality care;
  • relax on a small holiday;
  • Experience a new country and culture.

 

What are the Cost Savings?

Cost of the medical procedures in India is up to 80% less than the same procedures in the US. India medical tourism is providing top quality health care services at a low cost.

  • Costa Rica: 45-65%
  • India: 65-90%
  • Malaysia: 65-80%
  • Mexico: 40-65%
  • Singapore: 25-40%
  • Taiwan: 40-55%
  • Thailand: 50-75%
  • Turkey: 50-65%

We provide the detailed treatments cost and procedure on request.

 

What are the top destinations?

India, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United States

 

Why do people travel abroad for medical treatment?

Usually, individuals choose to receive a treatment abroad due to one, few or all of these factors:

  • High quality;
  • Low cost;
  • Short or no waiting times;
  • All-inclusive care;
  • The chance to relax as you would on a regular holiday;
  • New country/culture experience.

Q. What are the top specialities for medical travellers?

  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Dentistry (general, restorative, cosmetic)
  • Cardiovascular (angioplasty, CABG, transplants)
  • Orthopaedics (joint and spine; sports medicine)
  • Cancer
  • Reproductive (fertility, IVF, women's health)
  • Weight loss (LAP-BAND, gastric bypass)
  • Liver, Kidney and Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Health screenings and second opinions.

 

Q. Why should Peace Medical Tourism be considered your advocate for any medical & surgical procedures?

Peace Medical Tourism offers a wide range of exceptional medical facilities at a comparatively less expensive. Making use of the same technology and medical knowledge, PIMTC’s networked hospitals and doctors offer health care at a substantially less price, in some cases, the difference can be as much as 60% less compared to developed countries. The result is a win-win situation - world-class medical care with the latest technology and savings too – for patients seeking any medical and/or surgical procedures.

 

Q. Is the Hospital Accredited?

All of our networked hospitals are ISO Certified and either JCI Accredited or NABH certified. Some of them are also crowned with National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) and National Accreditation Board for Hospital and Healthcare Providers (NABH) Accreditations thus bringing the world's best healthcare quality standards to Peace Medical Tourism.

 

Q. How to get a quotation/treatment plan before arriving at the hospital?

You’re requested to send us the scanned copy of patient’s case history including past treatment taken, latest medical reports, as well as current clinical status. These reports are checked by our Specialist/ Consultants enabling us to provide the estimated cost of treatment, treatment Plan and estimated duration of your stay in India within 48 working hours for you to decide the further course of action.

 

Q. What is the time taken for the entire process of getting my appointment once you have received my medical records?

Once you decide the Hospital, we arrange an appointment date with Specialists. There is no waiting time with us as we are dedicated to International Patient Service Channel assisting you with an immediate consultation with the experts and all of our networked hospitals have an ample number of specialists across various departments giving no room to waiting time.

 

Q. Can you guide us in getting a visa?

YES. Once you confirm your visit to one of our networked hospitals, we will provide a visa Invitation Letter (VIL) to the nearest Indian Embassy in your country. This will help you obtain a medical visa. To process VIL, we require:

  • Patient's name and Scanned Copy of Patient’s Passport
  • Scanned copy of Companion’s name and passport number
  • Your tentative date of arrival and Flight details.

Note: International patients have to register at the Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office (FRRO) within 14 days of their arrival. Our patient relationship manager will help with all the formalities.

 

Q. Does the staff speak my language?

In case patients need help in their own language, the interpreter can be arranged.

 

Q. Any special facilities and services that you provide international patients?

We have dedicated Patient Relationship Managers to coordinate with our International Patients at all our networked hospitals. They provide with all the necessary assistance required, such as appointments, registration, admissions, payments, billing, interpreters, foreign exchange, visa extensions, registration with the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office (FRRO), travel assistance, hotel accommodation outside the hospital.

Other specialised services include:

a)         Airport pickup and drop.

b)         Fax, photocopy, and courier services*.

c)         Laundry services, In-room colour television, cable connection, DVD player*

d)         Wi-Fi connectivity,* Complimentary stays in the patient room for one attendant.

e)         While the patient is being operated on, we provide arrange accommodation* for the attendant/s

f)          Special arrangements to meet specific religious or dietary needs

g)         Daily updates for your referring doctors and family

 

Q. Do you charge for the services provided by your international help desk?

We do not charge anything extra for the services provided by our international patient services desk. Our International Patient Relationship Manager will take care of the patient with regard to any questions or problems that may arise.

 

Q. What measures does the hospital take to ensure patient safety?

Peace Medical Tourism and its associated Hospitals follow strictly the international standards of accrediting organizations like JCI & NABH and is strongly committed to maintain and improve patient’s safety as well as care. Medical care given to patients is monitored constantly by the hospital management and medical staff. The hospital management reviews all concerns and feedbacks given by patients, physicians, the medical staff or administrators and responds to them accordingly.

 

Q. What modes of payment do you accept?

Whichever mode is convenient to you i.e. Wire Transfer, Debit or Credit Card.

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