Amrita Hospital Faridabad: the latest hotspot on India’s medical tourism map

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The government aims to increase this figure to $12 billion over the next four years and is launching a series of measures to make this possible. In this regard, a brand new state-of-the-art medical center in the National Capital Region (NCR), Amrita Hospital, offers the best facilities for those who plan to come to the country to access top-notch medical treatment. or their relatives.

In addition to the treatment itself, the hospital also offers a full range of services including assistance with obtaining a medical visa, preparing documents, arranging appointments and stay, facilitating transport for medical care and even tourist services after the recovery of patients.

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Mansi Rajpoot, Sales and Marketing Manager, Amrita Hospital, Faridabad

Q1. What facilities are available at Amrita Hospital, Faridabad?

Mansi Rajpot:Located in Faridabad, Amrita Hospital is one of the largest private super specialty hospitals in India. The 2,600-bed facility with more than 500 intensive care units (ICUs) and 64 modular operating rooms (OTs) offers 81 specialties for patients, including oncology, cardiac sciences, neurosciences, gastrosciences , kidney sciences, bone disease and trauma, transplants, and mother and child and welcomes patients from across the country and around the world. This fully-equipped facility offers world-class medical treatment and solutions for the most complex health issues and has an internationally renowned team of physicians and healthcare specialists.

The hospital was founded by humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, affectionately known as Amma, and was built on a sprawling land of 130 acres with a built-up area of ​​one crore square feet. A helipad has also been planned on campus for rapid transport of patients, as well as a 498-room guest house where attendants accompanying patients can stay for those coming from outside.

Q2. What type of assistance do you provide to international patients in terms of visa, accommodation, appointment, admission and what documents are required during the visit?

Mansi Rajpot: The International Patients Department at Amrita Hospital strives to make patients feel at home during their stay and also arranges their smooth return to their home country in good health.

For international patients, Amrita Hospital offers logistical support such as obtaining visas, assistance with FRRO check-in, free airport transfers, free stay (extra bed) for one companion per patient with meals with a choice of international meal options, an in-house foreign exchange counter, language interpreters and a one-stop account manager to answer all your questions. Regular medical updates are given daily to loved ones for transparency of treatment.

All international patients are paired with an international patient coordinator, who serves as a single point of contact before, during and after their visit.

This coordinator assists with all aspects of the patient’s stay, i.e. teleconsultations and pre-departure assessment, facilitates travel arrangements, visas, hotel reservations, airport transfers and bedside admission. ‘hospital.

In the post-admission phase, one can expect to have a single point of access for all international patients, access to a luxurious international patient lounge to provide a world-class environment, international check-in facilities and OPD office, a wide choice of rooms from private rooms to suites, your choice of food, language interpreters, Wi-Fi enabled rooms, travel desk and money changer facilities within the hotel. hospital.

Upon discharge, patients have the option of choosing a post-discharge stay plan at a hotel of their choice, if required, or travel assistance for sightseeing in India and booking a teleconsultation with the attending physician.

Q3. Do you think India is becoming a global destination for advanced healthcare and how do you see the reach of this sector beyond borders?

Mansi Rajpot:India offers top quality healthcare and clinical treatment at a very affordable price, especially from an international perspective. Most of the best hospitals in India have doctors and surgeons on their board who have spent much of their years of study and/or practice abroad and are up to date with the latest medical technologies and procedures to be able to supply the same in India.

Moreover, in some developed countries like the United States of America, medical treatments have extremely high costs, especially for major procedures such as heart surgeries, orthopedic treatments, etc. Getting the same procedures done in India can cut costs by up to 50 percent, without compromising the quality of treatment. With relatively lower hospital costs, patients visiting India can also afford higher quality services such as extended hospital stays during recovery and rehabilitation, which would otherwise be extremely expensive in their home country. origin.

According to the India: Building Best Practices in Healthcare Services Globally 2019 report, rising healthcare costs in developed countries such as the UK and the US will soon make India an affordable alternative. The report mentions that India is one of the preferred destinations for Medical Value Travel (MVT) as it holds the fifth position among 41 top medical tourism destinations, according to the overall ranking of Medical Tourism Index, 2016 .

The other major benefit that treatment in India offers is immediate attention to the health problem. In several countries, there is a long wait for non-emergency procedures, or chronic conditions, which can sometimes last for months in the end. And, in the meantime, patients are expected to wait with medications, pain management techniques, etc.

Medical tourism in the country is dominated by popular medical treatments in the field of cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and transplants. The Indian government has also recently relaxed visa standards and introduced a new e-visa policy which is also working proactively to increase medical tourism in India.

Q4. Do you envisage international links with the hospital in terms of treatment programs or international exchanges?

Mansi Rajpot:Amrita Hospital is currently in the process of linking up with medical fraternities and Ministries of Health in many countries for a number of exchange programs with a commitment to provide the best healthcare to international patients. The hospital will also offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs in different countries in coordination with several medical associations, and organize surgical camps led by dedicated expert teams from Amrita Hospital to offer different types of treatment to patients. international in their country of origin.

The hospital is also planning to enter into structured links with different ministries, in addition to embassies and banks, etc. for employee treatments at the Faridabad Campus of Amrita Hospital. In addition, special shadowing and training programs are provided for foreign healthcare professionals to enable them to set up proper follow-up procedures for international patients when they reach their home country after discharge. .

Disclaimer: This article was produced on behalf of Amrita Hospitals by HT Brand Studio.

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