Medical Tourism

  • Medical tourism is budding in fame everyday and more so in countries like USA where around forty million people do not have medical insurance and about one hundred and twenty million do not have any dental insurance. As per reports in 2012, almost 1.5 million US people went abroad to other countries to meet their healthcare needs. Moreover, the US citizens used up about thirty five billion dollars on medical treatments abroad and majority of these procedures were conducted in Asian as well as Latin American countries. It is expected to grow 17.9 per cent and reach USD32.5 billion in 2019. The inflow of medical tourists in India is likely to cross 3.2 million in 2016. World class treatment and state of the art hospitals in India have created a very positive atmosphere for patients with altering degrees of illness to avail the best amenities for their treatment.