How to choose the best Medical Tourism Company in India for a smooth medical journey?
India is fast emerging as the world’s favorite medical tourism destination. And with this a lot of medical tourism companies in India have emerged. Medical tourist often find difficult to choose between so many medical tourism companies in India. Choosing the best medical tourism company is very necessary for a smooth medical journey.
Why you may need medical care abroad?
If there is an emergency when overseas;
If you need any follow-up care for an existing condition;
If you need regular checkups like annual checkups or periodic dental checkups and cleanings (especially in case of long stay overseas);
Or it could be that the primary purpose of your trip to a foreign country is for a medical treatment or surgery (Medical Tourism). In either of the cases, it is important to have good knowledge of and a plan for handling any international medical needs.
Before your trip, it is a good idea to have medical travel insurance. Check if your existing health insurance plan covers your overseas trip and stay. Otherwise, buying a good travel and health insurance plan is recommended. Know the insurance terms and conditions in detail. Good international travel insurance will have an added benefit of covering travel interruptions and delays, lost baggage and travel documents. There are cheap international travel insurance plans that cover the important things and at the same time are not expensive. From your insurance company, get a list of overseas hospitals that are covered in the trip that you are planning to make. A good insurance should provide wide options for you to choose from.
Once the patient has decided on the destination country, it's time to choose the medical tourism company. It is the agency or company that would arrange and facilitate the patient's flight, hotel accommodation and the schedule of the surgery. The patient can also work with a medical tourism company that would be with him every step of the way from choosing the hospital up to his recuperation while on vacation. It is best to get a medical tourism company that has a reputation of working only with the best hospitals. The company has the responsibility of screening the hospitals by checking their track record, accreditations, and associations. The company should also offer savings for medical tourists. It should include the best hospitals with affordable rates in its network. The company should not just help the patient save on the medical procedure costs but on the travel expenditure, car rental and accommodations. In addition to this, the medical tourism company should not charge the patient with any markup on hospital fees. It should even negotiate a lower price from the hospital. Some medical tourism companies also have a web portal where one can learn more about their services and have medical tourism arrangements online. Some sites even have a comparative list of the prices of some medical and cosmetic procedures in the US, UK, and India. Other medical tourism companies offer more comprehensive and dedicated services like deploying a medical concierge and support team that would care for and watch over the patient from start to finish. Some companies employ a medical concierge who helps the patient plan his medical procedures before leaving home, and schedules all his appointments, surgery, treatments and plans for recuperation. The medical concierge is a part of the medical support team which also includes certified doctors and registered nurses. After the patient returns home, the medical support team should still follow the patient's progress for six weeks or even longer as required for good recovery and good health. Given the importance of the responsibilities of medical tourism companies, the patient must be more careful in choosing the company he will be working with in India. It would be better for the patient to know more about the company, check its track record, and possibly get in touch with previous satisfied clients.
India has today become a well preferred medical tourism destination for people all over the world. Therefore it is important you choose the best professional medical tourism company in India to benefit from a smooth medical journey. Medical tourism in India is very affordable as the treatment cost in India is far less when compared to those in UK and US. For instance treatments like plastic surgery, bariatric surgery, obesity surgery, infertility treatment and other such treatments would cost far more in other countries. Therefore, when choosing medical tourism companies in India, make sure to compare the rates offered by different companies. Additionally also find out if they offer world class health care centers and as most of them offer this facility find out if it is affordable. Make sure to also find out about the health care professionals in the company if they are qualified and about their experience.
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