India takes the second place on the list of countries with the largest population. Therefore providing high-quality medical care becomes a demanding task under these circumstances. That is why the medical sector in this country is constantly being developed, improved and updated. More and more hospitals successfully undergo an accreditation process by the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare (NABH) and receive Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation. Private hospitals progressively become worthy competitors of the government medical sector, offering modern procedures and attractive prices. That is why present-day India is a desired destination for medical tourists.
1. Primus Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
Primus Super Speciality Hospital was founded as early as 2001. The hospital has over 250 beds for the inpatient manipulations and offers state-of-the-art orthopedic assistance, brain and spinal surgeries, IVF procedures, gastroenterological interventions, ENT surgeries, kidney transplantation, joint replacement surgery and other therapeutical treatments.
Constantly improving the quality of medical care, in 2010 the hospital received accreditation of NABH and opened doors to international patients. Now the structure of the Primus Super Speciality Hospital includes a special division for providing help to the international patients. Specialists offer 24/7 assistance in all queries.
“Health to all” is the motto of the Primus Super Speciality Hospital. This healthcare institution has received the accreditation of thousands of patients, since the cost of high-quality medical interventions here is only one-tenth of the costs in Western countries.
2. Fortis Hospitals, New Delhi
Fortis Hospitals are a group of specialized and comprehensive healthcare institutions. The most outstanding of them include Fortis Memorial Research Institute (also called “Mecca of Healthcare”) and Fortis Hospital in New Delhi. Fortis Hospital in New Delhi is a hospital with many specializations and extensive clinical practice, which started its work in the Fortis Group in 2010. Accredited by the NABH, the hospital is famous for innovative technologies within medical infrastructure and provides help in the following spheres of medicine:
- Internal medicine
- General surgery
- Endocrinology and diabetes
- Critical care
- And others
In addition, Fortis Hospital in New Delhi was awarded by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (part of the Ministry of Power). It is the only hospital from Delhi that pays special attention to the environmental concerns and, thus, the health of the future generations. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) has also recognized its achievements with the FICCI HEAL 2014 award.
3. BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
BLK Super Speciality Hospital is a large private sector enterprise, which launched in January 1959 as a tertiary healthcare institution. Now the hospital is accredited by both NABH and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL). It gathers more than 150 medical specialties under one roof and has 17 well-equipped operating theaters. In addition to 650 beds for the inpatient services, the hospital is proud to have 125 beds in different intensive care units.
BLK Super Speciality Hospital includes several centers of excellence, like the Cancer Center, Heart Center, Center for Neurosciences, and the Center for Renal Sciences & Kidney Transplant. BLK Bone Marrow Transplant Center is one of the largest specialized institutions in Asia that is accredited by Delhi’s First MUD (Match Unrelated Donor) Transplant.
All healthcare specialists in the BLK Super Speciality Hospital are united by a “passion for healing”. This naturally results in the significant medical achievements – Prestigious Gold Award at Hospital Management Asia (HMA), Bangkok (2013) and HMA Awards 2014.
4. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital has long traditions and extensive background, as it joined the field of practical medicine in 1996. Now this is a well-known healthcare facility accredited by NABH, NABL and JCI. Specialists of the hospital willingly share their experience with the help of telemedicine units across India and 9 foreign countries.
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital managed to combine 52 medical specialties under one roof. Certain of them are a matter of special pride. The Times of India Healthcare Survey 2016 gives Indraprastha Apollo Hospital the first place in:
- Renal sciences
- Gynecology and Obstetrics
This was the first hospital in India to perform a liver transplant in a child back in 1998. At present the transplant team has performed over 1000 liver transplantations.
In the Best Hospital Survey of 2013 Indraprastha Apollo Hospital took 6th place among best private hospitals for cardiology. Cardiological surgeons show a 99.6% success rate in cardiac bypass interventions and this is really impressive.
5. Artemis Hospital, Delhi
Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon, Delhi, is a super-specialty hospital with over 10 years of vast practical experience. This is the first hospital in Gurgaon that has received accreditation of both the JCI and the NABH. Artemis Hospital combines compliance with the highest international standards and the successful application of their own treatment techniques.
Artemis Hospital comprises of:
- 380 beds
- 300 full-time doctors
- 40 specialties
- 11 centers of excellence
Spheres of special competence and medical interest include cardiology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and emergency care. Artemis Hospital is also famous for its advanced equipment used in cancer treatment, such as Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) devices and 16-slice PET CT. Cardiac surgeons use benefits of Endovascular Hybrid Operating Suite & Flat Panel Cath Labs with stent boost.
Artemis Hospital complies with WHO recommendations and guidelines. In 2011, the hospital received the “Asia Pacific Hand Hygiene Excellence Award”.
6. Shalby Hospital, Ahemdabad
Shalby Hospital has been providing patients with top-class medical help since 1994. In addition to accreditation by NABH and NABL, the hospital has certification of ISO 9001:2008. During the last decade specialists of Shalby Hospital have helped over 35,000 patients worldwide.
The hospital offers modern diagnostic and treatment in the sphere of 25 medical disciplines, including:
- Joint replacement surgery
- Spine surgery, including minimally invasive one
- Neurology and neurosurgery
- Orthopedic oncologic surgery
- Cardiology, including minimally invasive cardiac surgery
- Sports injuries and rehabilitation
- Counselling on kidney and liver transplantation
Joint replacement surgery is the field of special interest. Managing director of the hospital, Dr. Vikram I. Shah, is the inventor of “O” total knee replacement technique. He has 38 year of the practical experience and has performed over 20,000 surgeries. Actually, Shalby Hospital is the first institution that offered total knee replacement in the western region of India.
7. Indian Spinal Injuries Center, New Delhi
Indian Spinal Injuries Center is the most effective spine, orthopedic, neuromuscular, and arthroscopic healthcare institution in India. Over 20 years of work and accreditation by the NABH and NABL allow the center to treat more than 200,000 patients from 55 countries every year.
The motto of the Indian Spinal Injuries Center is “everything for a patient”. Doctors take into consideration every intricate detail which a patient with spinal injury needs for recovery. They offer a holistic approach within the medical center that includes:
- Spine surgery (for patients with spinal injuries, spinal deformities or tumors, back pain syndrome, osteoporosis)
- Orthopedics (correction of consequences of trauma, arthroplasty, pediatric orthopedics)
- Plastic surgery (improving aesthetic aspects)
- Neurology (correction of impaired spinal cord functions)
The rehabilitation department is an essential element of the hospital infrastructure, as well as the sports medical unit. Specialists of the Indian Spinal Injuries Center pursue the most desired final goal – total restoration of physical abilities and the return to usual everyday life and sports activities.
8. Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
Founded as early as 2006, Max Super Speciality Hospital is impressive due to its scope of work:
- 2300 leading doctors
- 3300 nurses
- 3200 trained staff
- 252 beds and 67 ICU beds
Max Super Speciality Hospital has been accredited by NABH & NABL and includes a number of highly specialized departments, clinics and institutes:
- Cardiac surgery, aesthetic and reconstructive interventions
- Cancer treatment
- Mental health and behavioral sciences
- Women’s heart clinic
- Headache clinic
- Movement disorder clinic
- Multiple sclerosis clinic
- Geriatric neurology clinic
- Pacemaker clinic
- Arrhythmia & electrophysiology clinic
In addition, the Institute of minimally access, metabolic & bariatric surgery has awarded the title “Center of Excellence for Bariatric Surgery and Hernia Surgery”. Max Super Speciality Hospital also takes into account all the special needs of international patients, annually providing help to thousands of people.
9. Zydus Hospitals, Anand
Zydus Hospital is one of Western India's largest private hospitals. Specialists describe the main aim of their work in two precise and brilliant words – “Spreading Smiles”. World Class quality of healthcare, individual approach to the patient’s needs, and reasonable pricing make this aim real.
Zydus Hospital carefully guides the patient trough all steps of restoring health. Having 550 beds for in-patient treatment and being equally well-equipped for ambulatory surgeries and emergency help, the hospital provides patients with:
- Consultations in the sphere of all main medical specialties
- Consultations in the sphere of narrow specialties and subspecialties
- Comprehensive examination and diagnostics
- All kinds of conservative and invasive treatment
- Rehabilitation and postoperative recovery
Zydus Hospital is situated only 20 minutes from the airport, which is convenient for the international guests. The treatment is performed in a cozy atmosphere, giving patients the feeling of home, but not the hospital.
10. VLCC group, Delhi
VLCC is the oldest group of skin care clinics. This niche specialization makes VLCC the undisputed leader in this field, which is perfectly reflected by the numbers:
- Over 30 years of practical experience in the relevant field
- 205 comprehensive Wellness Centers in India and tutoring clinics in foreign countries
- Over 4,000 healthcare professionals, including doctors of different specialties, cosmetologists, nutritionists, and physiotherapists
- Over 2,000 international patients every year
The motto of this medical group is “Transforming Lives”. Giving preference to the holistic approach, VLCC provides both locals and and international patients with more than 200 medical treatments and cosmetic products for skin-, hair-, and body care. In addition, the company pays attention to functional and fortified foods products.
Beyond a shadow of doubt, VLCC offers patients the whole spectrum of the necessary medical procedures, including Energy Morpho Lift Treatment, Meso-Vit Facial Treatment, Botu VIP Treatment, and Cryogenic Treatment.
How to receive treatment in a desired Indian hospital?
TOP Indian hospitals willingly provide their services to the international patients. It should be mentioned, that admission to the Indian hospital has certain peculiarities and may seem unusual to the foreigner. In such situation it is better to request the professional assistance of the certified medical tourism operator – Booking Health.
Booking Health is the only company, which has international quality control ISO certificate ISO 9001:2015 in the field of medical tourism. In accordance with high international standards, Booking Health offers help in such important aspects:
- Choosing the right clinic based on the annual qualification profile
- Establishing communication directly with your doctor
- Preparing medical program in advance, without repeating previous examinations
- Providing favorable costs, without overpricing and additional coefficients for foreign patients (saving up to 50%)
- Booking the appointment on the necessary date
- Monitoring medical program at all stages
- Help in buying and forwarding of medication
- Communication with the clinic after completion of treatment
- Control of invoices and return of unspent funds
- Organization of additional examinations
- Offering service of the highest level, viz, booking hotels and plane tickets, organising transfers.
To start planning your medical trip to India you should leave a request on the Booking Health website. Our patient case manager or medical advisor will contact you the same day to discuss all the details and give you professional recommendations. Our aim is to help you improve and maintain your health and wellbeing.
Choose treatment abroad and you will for sure get the best results!
Author: Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova
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