Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s foremost healthcare provider, has stated that India’s medical tourism ecosystem with International excellence coupled with major cost advantages has seen growing interest levels from patients from Zambia and across Africa.
“The proven Indian clinical competencies give India a huge competitive advantage. We have seen the number of patients visiting us from Africa region growing at a rapid pace.
In the last few quarters we have seen a remarkable increase from UAE, Qatar and Oman. Comparing global prices for medical treatment, India leads in the race for providing quality healthcare services at affordable prices.
A heart bypass surgery in India costs USD 6,500, while in the US it costs between US$30,000 and $80,000,” said Dr K. Hariprasad, Chief Executive Officer, Apollo Hospitals.
Recently, Emirates, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, had teamed up with Apollo Hospitals, to connect international patients with quality healthcare services in India.
As part of the joint venture, the patients and their attendants from 19 countries across Middle East and Africa can visit the hospital’s flagship locations in Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmadabad and Bangalore to avail specially formulated fares for round-trip flights on Emirates.
“Majority of our doctors are trained or specialized in the UK, USA and Australia and compare with the best in the world, in their chosen specialities. Apollo Hospitals has transformed 37 million lives from across 120 countries in its endeavor to provide the best healthcare services to patients.
India has the necessary medical talent, soft and hard infrastructure and capabilities to become a major global healthcare destination.
In addition to the cost advantage of providing best in class medical service at around 10% of global costs, the unique Indian care and compassionate service is often preferred in comparison to other countries,” added Dr.Hariprasad.
Apollo have signed up an MOU with Ministry of health for collaboration in healthcare in Zambia and for specialist treatment for Zambian patients in need of tertiary care. Many Zambians have already befitted from it.
“Apollo Hospitals Group is at the forefront to make India the global healthcare destination. Our mission is to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual.
We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the benefit of humanity. Providing quality healthcare of the best grade at affordable prices is our earnest endeavour”added Dr. K. Hariprasad.
In early 2014, Apollo Health City, Hyderabad was bestowed the prestigious ‘International Medical Tourism Award’ for Excellence in customer service, by the reputed International Medical Travel Journal, UK, at a glittering ceremony in Dubai.
The dedication to customer service rendered by Apollo Health City was applauded on the international platform attended by number of dignitaries from healthcare, insurance, pharmaceutical industries from around the world.