Indian Medical Tourism Booming, as Scottish Patients Flock In

Dec. 26, 2006 – Medical tourism is booming in India, with Scottish patients flocking towards Indian hospitals. The two most prominent reasons why they find India the most suitable destination for various treatments include relatively low cost, and extremely low waiting time. Highly effective treatment offered in Indian hospitals and an opportunity to enjoy an exotic vacation at popular tourist destinations of India like Delhi, Kerala, Goa, Mumbai, and Bangalore to name a few are the other significant reasons behind this.

According to NHS (National Health Service), some travel groups in Scotland have started to prepare health tour packages for the patients willing to travel to India for treatment. Globe Health Tours, which has been providing amusement for stag weekends, has already dispatched 30 patients to Indian hospitals, where they’ll have to pay only a fraction of price charged by the UK clinics.

NHS’ waiting list for a few procedures is still above 6-months and private clinics in the country (Scotland) charge patients nearly 10,000 pounds for treatments such as knee or hip replacements. However, those ready to go to India can have the same operations done for below 3500 pounds.

As per a Research Analyst’s view at RNCOS, who has recently researched a report on “Opportunities in Medical Tourism in India (2007)”, “People are turning towards India as they’re fed up with NHS’ waiting list. Their aim is to save money, and also have a holiday at one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world.”

This research reports on “Opportunities in Medical Tourism in India (2007)”, also addresses some interesting issues for today’s Global business environment.

– Get an insight into the trends in market performance.
– Pinpoint sectors of growth and identify the driving factors.
– Identify market, brand leaders, and understand the competitive environment.
– Opportunities that exist for the Medical Tourism Industry.
– Key Challenges and Strategies.

About the report

RNCOS’ report “Opportunities in Medical Tourism in India (2007)” provides extensive research and objective analysis on the Medical Tourism industry in India. It has been written to help clients in analyzing the opportunities critical to the growth of Medical tourism market in India.

About RNCOS:

RNCOS, incorporated in 2002, provides Market Research Reports for your business needs and aims to put an end to your information pursuit. Our expertise in gathering global business information for industry research, corporate training, growth consulting, and business consulting, brings reputed companies and firms to us for business enhancement solutions. We can be your one-stop-shop for Industry research information and niche market analysis.

For more information visit:

Current Industry News:

— End —