KMC Hospital Mangaluru Sees Steady Rise in Medical Tourism
Mangaluru: KMC Hospital Mangaluru has become a popular destination for International patients seeking medical treatments. Owing to the fact that KMC Hospital offers world-class treatments and serves as a single window for seamless and specialized medical care for overseas patients and their families, the hospital has seen a sharp increase in the inflow of International patients.
Over the past 10 months, KMC has catered to over 100 International patients arriving from countries such as the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Kenya, United Kingdom and the United States.
Apart from providing world-class medical assistance, the hospital has a dedicated specialized team who look into all aspects of patient care management i.e. pre-arrival requirements like VISA, appointments, accommodation, airport pick-up and drop facilities.
Speaking on the occasion Sagir Siddiqui, Unit Head, said, “KMC Hospital has always set benchmarks in patient care, clinical research protocols and healthcare delivery systems. High International patient traffic is a testimony to KMC’s constant endeavor to provide world-class patient care and maintain highest standards in healthcare delivery systems. Our assistance is not limited to treatments alone but we provide an array of benefits to overseas patients. The Specialized care and state of the art facilities that KMC Hospital has to offer have been highly appreciated specifically for its Bone & Spine care, Renal Science, Hip and Knee replacement procedure’s, Cardiac Sciences, Haemato-Oncology, Neuro & Uro Science, Liver & Digestive Diseases to name a few.”
KMC Hospital offers a 360-degree approach to patient satisfaction which includes world class amenities, ethical practices, latest technology, a pool of expert and specialized doctors, patient-friendly facilities, world class infrastructure and treatments. Additionally, the Hospital also provides post assistance like Insurance, Embassy and legal help, local SIM card, forex and travel assistance. These factors contribute in making the Hospital a favorable and preferred destination for medical tourism in the coastal belt of Karnataka.
Medical Tourism Growth in India
India has emerged as the most preferred destination for healthcare treatment in the world, the cost of taking treatment in India is just 60-70% than the similar treatment/procedure done in USA & European countries. Moreover, India provides best-skilled doctors & nurses, state of art infrastructure and facilities, in a nutshell, the medical care in India is one of the best in the world. As healthcare turns costlier in developed countries, India’s medical tourism market is expected to grow more than double in size from USD 3 billion at present to around USD 8 billion by 2020. Even the Indian Government is promoting medical tourism and wellness as this will be a major contributor to the economy and healthcare industry.