During the past few years, medical and tourism industry in India has been working in collaboration to provide the best surgical and other specialized treatments to tourists from all over the world. The main aim of this collaboration is to avail the most “cost effective” medical care to the people who are seeking inexpensive yet effective and professional medical attention. Besides Ayurvedic and herbal treatments, India has gained tremendous recognition in the field of modern and advanced medical treatments at reasonably low cost.
America is one of the most expensive countries in terms of medical expenditures followed by UK, Germany, Europe and Pakistan to name a few. Thousands of tourists fly to India every year not only to visit this spiritual and vibrant country but also to facilitate the top class medical services offered in this country. Both government and private hospitals in India are making efforts to cater the best medical services to the people from India and abroad.
Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal, has been the most preferred health tourism destination in India mainly due to its location and a range of super specialty hospitals to cater to the needs of patients keeping the medical cost to the minimal. The most reputed chains of hospitals including Fortis Hospital, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kothari Hospital, Woodlands Hospital, and Calcutta Medical Research Institute have been serving the Indian and International patients from past several years. These hospitals excel in heart surgery, dental care, eye surgery, coronary bypass, knee and hip replacement and Indian traditional treatments like Ayurdvedic therapies and much more.
Kolkata is a medical haven for people who are looking for affordable medical treatments. The cost of bypass surgery in Kolkata starts from $6000, hip replacement from $4300, IVF $690, dental $400, and breast implants $1300. These rates are almost half of what it is America and considerably low in comparison to other countries. What makes medical treatments in Kolkata more affordable is the medical loan facility. There are many institutions like Reliance medical finance, Care credit, and My medical loans which offer medical loans at zero or minimal interest rate and seems like a heaven’s gift to those who do not have immediate cash to meet medical emergencies.
Modern and advanced hospitals, qualified and experienced doctors, world class facilities, well trained and kind hearted staff, and affordable medical services make Kolkata the best medical tourism destination not only in India but in the entire world.