India is soaring with high end
medical skills and advance technology hospitals. According to Dr. Prathap Reddy, founder and chairman, Apollo
Hospitals Group, Medical tourism will enable a generation of Rs.12.40 lakh ($20,000) per patient against generation of Rs.1.24 lakh ($2,000 per person) from general
With growing technologies in diagnostics and surgical, India has the second to none skill sets in the world. Medical tourism promotion for India will gather more revenue that is required to improve growth in healthcare. At present, in India out of 8 million annual inflows of international tourists, 2 million are for medical tourism. People from Africa, Asian regions and the Middle East are accessing Indian hospitals for joint transplants, cardiac interventions, dental care and other medical facilities. There is also an increase expected in the number of UK and US patients.
Apollo Group:The hospital has announced its plans to invest Rs. 150 crore in Karnataka. By 2015, the number of beds will be increased to 1,000 from the present 850 beads. Apollo Hospitals has already invested Rs. 500 crore in setting up the existing three hospitals in the State.
The Doctor Says:Chairman Dr Prathap C Reddy of Apollo Group of Hospitals said, "Karnataka has been on top of the medical tourism map which is being extensively promoted by Apollo Hospitals. We have generated about Rs 100 crore in precious foreign exchange for the government. Our hope is that with newer facilities, we will not only be able to reach more patients in the State but attract more patients from Asian countries as well."