You always have a choice to approach your healthcare provider directly, schedule appointments and make all the arrangements, bookings on your own. However, it would definitely be beneficial for you, through a reliable medical tourism facilitation company. It can save you lot of efforts and time. There are several tertiary care hospitals across several cities in India, each having specialization in different disciplines.
The hassles that you may come across are approaching each hospital separately, comparing their credentials, not sure of whether a particular doctor or hospital is best suited for your medical needs as each healthcare provider has its specific areas of specialization and expertise. If you happen to settle on one whether it would be at the most economical cost, again you would not be sure.
Also, it is practically not possible to physically visit all the healthcare facilities that are located several miles apart. The whole process beginning from contacting the healthcare provider, sending your medical reports, getting the medical opinion and treatment cost estimate, communicating with the specialists in itself is time taking and cumbersome adding a lot of stress. Imagine repeating the same process with several hospitals all on your own, believe us, you will not be able to bear it.
HealthcaretripIndia will come handy in doing all the homework for you and take care of all the hassles involved. We have thoroughly evaluated each of our affiliated healthcare facility; know the best healthcare facility and the specialist well acquainted and equipped to take care of your medical needs. We shall provide you the unbiased opinion from our world class hospitals in India spread over several cities.
We assure you the best quality treatment from world class hospitals in India, in the hands of globally trained specialists, making use of the most advanced technology, at the most affordable cost. Even before you embark on your trip, your case would have been thoroughly reviewed by our team of specialists, you would have cleared all your doubts related to your treatment, from your specialist through emails or over phone and other queries that you might have would also be addressed, scheduled appointments and all the bookings in hospital/hotel well in place, all this is done while you are sitting in the comforts of your home.
It sounds good. Right?
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Family members or the attendant/s of the patient can come along with the patient on a medical attendant visa, MED X Visa, which will expire at the same time as that of medical visa granted to the patient.
Dependant minor children of the patient on a medical visa, need X-Misc. visa. It is a type of visa granted to foreign national/s who is applying for Indian visa for a purpose that do not fall into any other specified visa category.
No, you don't have to pay extra for the services HealthcaretripIndia renders to you. The company charges the fee directly from the hospital for marketing their services and catering to their patients throughout the year.
HealthcaretripIndia provides you with the treatment cost estimate directly from the hospital.
Even if you contact them directly, you will get the same treatment cost estimate.
We do a thorough research across the best hospitals of India that are experts in treating your specific medical condition and
help you get the the lowest treatment cost possible.
Yes absolutely! You need a special visa termed as Medical visa or "M visa" to come to India for medical treatment. It is given to those people who seek treatment in a specialized and reputed hospital/healthcare facility in India. This visa is not valid in case of surrogacy.
The validity of Indian medical visa is initially 1 year or the duration of the treatment whichever is less. The onset of visa validity is from the day of its issuance, not the date of entry into the country.
International patients who are seeking specialized medical treatment from a reputed and recognized healthcare facilities in India can apply for Indian Electronic Medical Visa.
Nationals of 165 countries around the world can apply for Indian E-medical visa. The E- Medical visa visa cannot be converted or extended, with few exceptions. Concerned FRRO / FRO will determine from case to case, if the E-medical visa may be further extended. The extension may be given upto 6 months.
E-medical visa has a validity of upto 60 days and allows triple entry.
Yes it can be extended further for duration of another year, provided the state government/FRRO is convinced that you really need that extended period. You need to produce your medical certificate from the treating hospital/healthcare facility to substantiate your need for extension and get the required approval.
HealthcaretripIndia is a medical tourism service provider based in India. It is managed by a team of healthcare professionals. Patients who wish to get medical treatment in India due to several factors that may range from exorbitant healthcare cost issues back in their home country, long waiting period, lack of infrastructure, less experienced doctors and unavailability of treatment for complex medical conditions. In all such scenarios, Healthcaretripindia lends a helping hand to patients across the globe in connecting them to the best hospitals of India and top doctors for the medical condition they or someone known to them is suffering from. We shall get them expert medical opinion from the top specialists and the treatment cost estimate for the most suitable treatment plan for them, assist them in procuring Indian medical visa, assist them in making their travel arrangments, schedule appointment with the concerned specialist, arrange airport pick up and drop, book their hospital room and arrange accommodation as per their budget and choice at a walking distance from the hospital. Furthermore, we shall arrange follow up with your specialist in India even after your departure to your home country.
It is advisable for you to contact your local doctor to help you summarize your medical reports in English language. Though, we have translators available at the hospitals to look into that. However, since these are medical reports with technical terms and phrases, we would suggest you to take the help of your local doctor.
Scan the medical reports and email them to us at contact@healthcaretripIndia.com or contacthealthcaretripIndia@gmail.com.
Take the pictures of the medical reports and WhatsApp them at 00 91 9560905715
If your medical report files are large in size, you can use "We Transfer". It is a cloud based computer file transfer service. This service is free of charge.
HealthcaretripIndia will arrange visa letter or visa invitation letter from the hospital that will assist you in getting Indian medical visa on top priority. It is a letter wherein the hospital asks the Indian embassy, on your behalf, to grant you visa for your medical treatment in India. It also serves as a guarantee from the invitee, to the Indian Government, that the invitee will take the responsibility that the patient in question, is going to come to their hospital, for a specified treatment and will not stay beyond the granted duration of stay.
You will pay upfront for the treatment at the hospital.
Maximum two attendants or family members can accompany the patient for his/her medical treatment in India. They will come on medical attendant visa.(Med X visa).
In case of Pakistan national, one attendant is allowed to come as an attendant of the patient.
In caser of Bangladesh national, 3 people may accompany the patient as attendants.
Travelling by air after surgery will be determined by the type of surgery you had undergone, your surgeon’s advice and the norms laid by the airlines by which you travel.
The earliest that you can travel may be 1 day post surgery or several weeks after surgery. You just need to stick by your surgeon’s advice. The most common complication that may arise could be DVT (Deep vein thrombosis)in which blood clots are formed in deep veins of legs.
Foreign Nationals who come to India on a medical visa or medical attendant visa have to register themselves with FRRO/FRO(Foreigner regional Registration Office/Foreigner Registration officer) within 14 days of arrival in India.
If the duration of visa is less than or equal to 180 days, registration is not required.
However, if the duration of medical visa is beyond 180 days, registration with FRRO is mandatory.
In case of Pakistan Nationals, irrespective of the duration of visa, the person on medical visa has to get himself registered with FRRO withing 7 days of arrival in India. However, a Pakistan national, with medical attendant visa, has to get the registration done within 24 hrs of arrival in India. This is again irrespective of the duration of the validity of the visa.
You can make the payment for your treatment upon your arrival, at the hospital, either through a traveler’s cheque, International credit card(Master/Visa), or cash preferably US Dollars. You can also wire transfer the money due for your treatment directly into the hospital’s bank account prior to your arrival. The international credit card has a daily transaction limit, so kindly check with your bank and tell them you are going to use it for your treatment at a hospital in India.
Kindly carry enough money for your other expenses (for food and lodging outside the hospital) and do transfer only
the expense required for medical treatment. Please note that any excess amount will not be refunded in cash. Any
excess amount would be refunded through bank transfer to the same bank account it has been received from.
HealthcaretripIndia will facilitate your communication with your specialist, here in India via email, phone or video conferencing, before you come to India.You can consult the doctor,share your concerns, clarify all your treatment related doubts and if needed, you can even have your local healthcare provider discuss your case with the specialist here. It would be our pleasure to see you satisfied and confident while you decide to come to India for your medical treatment.
We understand your skepticism regarding the claim that Indian hospitals offer high quality treatment at an affordable cost which is almost 1/16th of the treatment cost you may incur in countries like USA or UK. Several factors contribute in achieving incredibly low cost such as
Low operational cost of the hospitals
Decreased cost of living
Conducive exchange rates
Hospitals follow the practices of mass production and lean production that ensure reducing the waste, cutting the cost without compromising on quality or productivity. Concept of economies of scale is utilized in which cost advantage is attained by increasing the amount of production.
Most of the Indian hospitals are accredited by USA based JCI (Joint Commission International) or its Indian equivalent NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare providers) for quality standards they meet.
No waiting period. Neither for admission to the hospital nor for any surgery or any other advised treatment. The moment you arrive in India you will be picked up from the airport and taken directly to the guest house chosen by you as per your convenience or to the hospital. It is completely up to you.
If you chose to be taken directly to the hospital for the admission and the required diagnostic tests to save your time, the same shall be done. We make sure that you are attended to promptly and delivered the best of services, that too soonest possible.
Even before you depart from your home country, we schedule your appointment with your specialist from whom your treatment is planned and book your hospital room.
The recommended vaccines for International travellers to India are:
OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine): This vaccine has to be taken at least 6 weeks prior to the arrival to India. The validity of the vaccine is for 1 year from the date of its administration.
Yellow Fever Vaccine: It is mandatory for you to bring International certificate of Vaccination for Yellow fever, if you are coming to India. It is especially recommended for people coming from Africa, South America or any other Yellow Fever areas. It needs to be signed by your medical provider and should be administered at an authorized YF vaccination center that will provide the person who has taken the vaccination, a fully validated International Certificate of yellow fever vaccination.
In absence of the required certificate of Yellow fever vaccination, the person will be kept in isolation for 6 days in a Government hospital. To avoid any inconvenience, please take the required vaccination well ahead in time before your departure to India and bring the certificate of vaccination as a proof.
As per WHO guidelines, any traveller who is coming to India, should be up to date with the routine vaccniation which may differ as per the traveller's age, presence of any medical condition, immunization history, legal requirements in that particular country where you are visiting, duration.
It would be advisable for you to consult your medical provider in your home country 4 to 6 weeks prior to your travel plan to India so that you get ample time to finish your vaccination schedule in time.
A permanent diplomatic office of a country in the host or a foreign country. A country can have only one embassy in the host country. However, it may have several consulates. The embassy is generally located in the capital city of the host country whereas a consulate is located in a major city other than the capital city. There are subtle differences between the responsibilities of an embassy and a consulate. However, a traveller may use the terms interchangeably.
An embassy is headed by an ambassador whereas a consulate is headed by a consul. People in both these offices represent their government in the host country.
In simple terms, a consulate may be referred to as a junior embassy or a smaller version of an embassy.
There is nothing to worry about.
In absence of medical records, please elaborate on patient's symptoms and signs, past medical history, past history of any major illness, history of any major surgery, family history of DM, HT, CAD, Cancer, Bronchial asthma, Tuberculosis.
In case of child patient, please mention vaccination history, birth history(normal or eventful) and in case of women patient with a gynaecological problem, please mention menstrual history (date of last menstrual period, regular, irregular, number of days of period and interval in between two consecutive periods) and obstetric history ( How many children, any abortions/miscarriage, last child birth, normal vaginal or caesarean section).
We shall get it reviewed by the top specialist based on your medical details shared with us and get back to you with the right course ahead.
You need to carry the following things while you are coming for your medical treatment in India.
Passport with valid medical visa to India. If you are an attendant to the patient, you need to have a valid medical attendant visa. Keep the photocopies handy.
Medical reports, well compiled medical reports, doctor's prescription, referral note.
15 to 20 passport size photographs
Details of health insurance, if applicable
Loose fitting comfortable clothes, best suited as per climate.
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