FAQ2017-01-18T12:43:52+00:00
What is Medical Tourism?2016-08-01T14:45:50+00:00

Medical Tourism is the act of travelling abroad to receive medical or surgical care. It is also known as Medical Value Travel. Currently at least 28 countries of four continents cater to the international health travelers; with more than a million patients visiting hospitals and clinics each year in countries other than their own.

Why Med Tour India 4 Health (MTI4H)?2016-08-01T14:48:08+00:00

Med Tour India 4 Health as a platform believes in giving best options to the individuals who are cost elective. We provide 100% transparency on the medical bills, which means no hidden charges & no inflated bills. Our motto is “Proud to Serve You “. Our humble team at Med Tour India 4 Health is dedicated and focused to extend all possible help and support to our customers.  You contact us for a free consultation.

Why to visit India for medical treatment?2017-01-18T12:44:14+00:00

India’s medical facilities and doctors are renowned globally and sought after. With Med Tour India 4 Health you can get treated from the best doctor from renowned hospital with state ­of ­the ­art facilities and caring staff. Another good reason for visiting India is the cost effective options it has; as compared to other countries.

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Which medical treatments are available in India?2016-08-01T14:51:21+00:00

Although every kind of Medical treatment,Alternative therapy and Ayurveda treatments are available in India, most overseas patients prefer India for orthopedic surgeries (hip replacement, knee replacement, spinal works, etc.) ,cardiovascular surgery (bypass grafting, valve replacement), cancer diagnosis and treatment, dental care, cosmetic or restorative surgery, fertility and in- vitro fertilization procedures and weight loss surgeries. They also choose Indian option for procedures which are not permitted in many countries such as stem cell therapies, kidney, liver, bone marrow transplant etc.

How I will commute in India?2016-08-01T14:52:53+00:00

There are lots of travel options available in India. We recommend that you make all your travel arrangements in India through us, so we can track and manage it efficiently. During your India stay, we can arrange private taxi or luxurious car at a affordable price. But you are free to use public transport like bus, taxi, metro, etc. as per your need.

Will my insurance work in India?2016-08-01T14:53:56+00:00

Depends on your Insurance company and the hospital you pick in India. Before you make a decision about the hospital, you can check with your Insurance Company. Once you have made a decision about the hospital, we can check and confirm what all charges which will be covered by your Insurance.

How to get in touch with Med Tour India 4 Health?2016-08-01T14:54:47+00:00

You can contact us on:

Office No: +91-22-6700 4906
Mobile & WhatsApp Nos.:

Shraddha +91 8291710365
Bhushan +91 8291710465
Vivek +91 8291710565

E-mail: info@medtourindia4health.com
Website: www.medtourindia4health.com

Why does it cost less for treatment in India?2016-08-01T14:56:28+00:00

A host of factors are responsible to keep the cost of treatment down in India, than other developed countries, some of them would include modest standards of living, lower wages of doctors and staff, low- priced medical education, low facility costs, low level of malpractice litigation, etc.

How much do I save, if I decide to come to India?2016-08-01T14:58:11+00:00

Your savings inter alia would depend upon the type of treatment you undergo, period of stay, your travel and lifestyle preferences and number of companions you bring along. However, roughly your saving could range from 70 to 85% of the cost of a medical procedure in a developed country.

Does low cost imply low quality?2016-08-01T14:59:51+00:00

No. We provide the world class treatments in reputed hospitals with highly qualified Doctors & their supporting teams.

Do I end up paying more, if I engage the services of Med Tour India 4 Health in India?2016-08-01T15:03:44+00:00

No, we have worked hard to negotiate better rates with our partner hospitals, specialty clinics, diagnostic centers, hotels, service apartments and other auxiliary service providers. So, eventually you will end up paying less with added benefits of our thoughtfully planned services to make your experience totally hassle free.

Do I get to know more about my physician/surgeon before I reach India?2017-01-18T12:44:14+00:00

Yes, we will provide you adequate information about the doctor handling your case before you arrive in India. Besides sharing his bio-data and experience details, we could also arrange telephonic conversation or video conference, to give you enough opportunity to familiarize yourself with your doctor.

Will I experience language problems with staff during interaction while stay in hospital?2016-07-26T08:10:49+00:00

No, our associate hospitals maintain a very high nurse to patient ratio, especially in their international patient divisions. You would find the staff very professional, friendly and caring as hospitals takes great care in training them to handle international patients.

Do I inform my doctor before leaving for medical treatment overseas?2016-07-26T08:10:06+00:00

Yes, we recommend you to inform your local doctor or specialist about your health trip prior to departure. There are chances that you would have specific needs based on your Indian surgeon’s instructions or recommendations and your local doctor could help you in following your post- treatment recovery program. Thus, it is advisable to keep your local healthcare provider informed both as a courtesy and for practical reasons.

What kind of post-treatment recovery program can I expect?2016-08-01T15:05:08+00:00

Almost all medical procedures entail post treatment regimen of antibiotics and other prescriptions lasting few weeks sometimes few months. The hospital would issue adequate instructions; prescription notes and recommendations as part of part of your post-treatment recovery program. We recommend you to inform your local doctor, family members and close friends about your post treatment procedures and regimens, who would help you in your recovery program that could consist of prescriptions, appointments, therapy sessions and other health promoting activities

What about my post treatment follow up care after I return back home?2016-07-26T08:09:00+00:00

Depending on your treatment, your Indian doctor would strongly advise you to stay in country for at least few days’ post-treatment. He would make sure your prescriptions are working well, physical therapies if required are showing results and required follow-ups are going as per the plan. Thus, by the time you are ready to head back home, your requirement of follow-up care is greatly reduced. However, hospital would issue elaborate exit documentation consisting of instructions, recommendations and prescriptions for your post treatment recovery program. Your local doctor with the help of accurate paper work that you carry, would be able to assist you, in case you have specific needs as part of your post treatment follow-up program. More over Med trips India would be in touch with you even after you return back home and would facilitate communication between your Indian doctor and your local doctor to discuss medical issues and recommend further follow up actions.

What happens if complications develop?2016-07-26T08:08:21+00:00

As most complications arise within a week after surgery, your surgeon would insist that you remain in India for few days after the procedure to monitor your condition for any signs of complications. While 95% of all surgical patients do not experience any post treatment complications, we recommend you to seek prompt medical help if you see any warning signs of discomfort. Our associate hospitals take extraordinary care of international patients and the chances of a medical mistake or mal-practice are very remote. However, as with all medical procedures, there is possibility that medical outcome may turn out to be sub optional. But if a medical mistake or malpractice is believed to have occurred, you have the right to seek justice in Indian court system. It would be reassuring for you to know that India is the largest democracy in the world and has a very active and fair judicial system.

How many days prior to the commencement of the treatment should I leave my country?2016-07-26T00:15:51+00:00

It depends upon the type of medical treatment for which you are coming. However, typically, you may to plan your arrival in India just two or three days prior to the day of your scheduled medical procedure.

How would my medical condition be evaluated?2016-07-26T00:15:11+00:00

Your medical condition would be evaluated by our panel of specialists based on the ‘Treatment Evaluation Form ‘and medical reports you send to us.

How do I send my medical reports?2016-07-26T00:14:00+00:00

You can send your medical reports electronically through e-mail. However, in order to transfer large files, we recommend you to use our ‘file transfer facility’ provided in the ‘treatment evaluation form’. If you are required to send the reports in physical form e.g. X-ray films, CT/MRI scans, CD’s, etc. you may have to use any reliable courier service to send it to us on our office address.

Who will take care of my admission/ discharge formalities at the hospital, appointments with doctors and my other personal requirements, once I reach India?2016-07-26T00:13:21+00:00

Med Tour India 4 Health would assign one care program coordinator (CPC) exclusively for you who will take care of all your requirements from the time you arrive at Indian airport till you return back to your home.

How soon can I travel back home after my medical procedure?2017-01-18T12:44:14+00:00

It would vary from case to case and it would depend upon various factors viz. complexity of your medical procedure, surgeon’s recommendation on movement and dietary restrictions, your recovery status, your personal preference, etc.

What is accreditation?2016-07-26T00:11:25+00:00

Accreditation is a process in which a separate entity which is distinct from the health care organization, usually a non-governmental organization, assesses a health care organization to determine if it meets a set of standards, designed to improve quality of care. Thus, accreditation provides a benchmark for judging quality and safety of patients care available in a health care facility.

What is Joint Commission International and what are the benefits of JCI?2017-01-18T12:44:14+00:00

Responding to a global demand for accreditation standards, JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare organizations) launched its International affiliate accreditation agency in 1999, the joint commission International. In order to be accredited, an international healthcare provider must meet the same set of rigorous standards set forth in the US by JCAHO. JCI accreditation ensures that the standards are high and the staffs, procedures, instrumentation and administrative procedures are monitored regularly. JCI’s newly formulated standards which came into effect on 1st January 2008 focus additional attention on patient safety, a key priority of JCI. The new standards also ensure that hospital personnel have the requisite qualifications and credentials to do the procedures they perform.

What is NABH? And how it is related to ISQUA?2017-01-18T12:44:14+00:00

National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) is a constituent board of Quality Council of India, set up to establish and operate accreditation program for healthcare organizations. The board is structured to cater to much desired need for the Consumers and to set benchmarks for progress of health industry. The International Society for Quality in healthcare Inc. (ISQUA) is a WHO recognized body, which aims at a global platform for assessing and recognizing national accreditations. To date several sets of healthcare standards have been successfully accredited by ISQUA viz. Accreditation Canada, Australian council on health care standard, Japan council for quality healthcare, JCI, Accreditation quality unit UK, etc. NABH is a member of ISQUA Accreditation council and participates in ISQUA Annual Conference like other members. NABH standards have been benched marked with other accreditation standards such as that of UK, Australia, USA, etc.

How does one compare NABH and JCI standards?2016-07-26T00:09:41+00:00

The majority of the standards for both NABH and JCI are the same. The JCI has 366 standards, 983 measurable elements and only 596 are mandatory, whereas, NABH has 100 standards, 503 measurable elements and all are mandatory. The domain areas of the standards for both JCI and NABH are also the same. Thus a comparative analysis shows that NABH standard is at par with JCI and other international standards accredited by ISQUA.

Will assistance be provided by hospitals in obtaining Medical VISA?2016-07-26T00:05:35+00:00

Yes, Hospitals would provide assistance in this regard. Once you decide on India as your medical travel destination, an invitation letter from the respective Hospital will be required for visa processing. The hospital will send this to you after your initial discussions about the treatment; this has to be presented at the ‘Embassy’ or ‘High Commission of India’ in your country.

Is it possible for my family members/ attendant travelling along with me for my treatment to obtain Medical VISAs?2016-07-26T00:04:54+00:00

Attendants/family members of patients coming to India for medical treatment will have to apply for Medical Attendant VISA (MED X) co-terminus with the Medical VISA of the patient. A letter from the hospital will be useful here as well.

Do I need a medical visa to travel India for medical treatment?2016-08-01T15:07:18+00:00

Depends on your nationality. If VISA is required, then you can apply for a Medical VISA (M-VISA). More information on this could be obtained at indianvisaonline.gov.in

Who are the permitted attendants and how many can travel?2016-07-26T00:03:45+00:00

Attendants should be spouse/children or those having blood relations with the patient. Not more than two attendants are allowed.

What are the requirements for obtaining my medical VISA?2016-07-26T00:03:15+00:00
  • Passport with 6-month validity
  • Passport size photographs
  • Photo copy of passport
  • Copy of online Filled form
  • Proof of Residential Address
  • Recommendation from the home country doctor to visit particular specialized medical centre for treatment
  • Passport copy of the attendant
  • Proof of relationship with the attendant
  • Medical reports

How long is a medical VISA valid for?2016-07-26T00:02:25+00:00

Initial duration of the visa is one year or the period of treatment, whichever is less. Visa will be valid for maximum three entries in a year.

If a necessity of a repeat visit arises, how many are allowed2016-07-26T00:01:57+00:00

A maximum of 3 entries are allowed in one year.

What would be the approximate fee for a Medical Visa?2016-07-26T00:01:28+00:00

A visa fee for Medical visa is different by countries. It ranges from $13 to $153.

Are there any formalities with the Medical Visa after my arrival to India?2016-07-26T00:00:51+00:00

Yes, Normally the hospitals help you with such formalities. You would have to register at the Foreigner’s Regional Registration Office within 14 days of your arrival. Attendants also have to get registered themselves with the local FRROs / FROs within 14 days of entering India.

If my treatment is being prolonged, would I be provided assistance with extension of my visa?2016-07-26T00:00:19+00:00

Yes, Medical and Medical Attendant visas are extendable by FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) in India depending upon the condition of the patient on the production of the required medical documents.

Can I travel immediately after treatment?2016-07-25T23:59:20+00:00

It will depend on the period of recuperation for the specific treatment. Based on your Doctor’s advice your return travel can be planned.

What are the acceptable modes of payment?2016-07-25T23:58:45+00:00

All major modes of payments are accepted in India – Cash/ International Master or VISA, Credit Card, Traveler cheque etc.

What are the procedures involved in the process of discharge?2016-07-25T23:57:56+00:00

You will be guided by the hospital official in its process. Financial aspects would be taken care of once the discharge summary is handed to you. Subsequently you will be given instructions on medication and recommendations for scheduling of follow up requirements, if any.

How will my offshore check-up with the doctor in India after treatment be scheduled?2016-07-25T23:57:14+00:00

You can keep in touch with the respective doctor via email/phone. Certain hospitals have the option of video-conferencing with patients offshore.

How will my appointments with the doctor be scheduled?2016-07-25T23:56:03+00:00

The hospital’s international patient division with communication to us would facilitate in scheduling your appointments and consultations with the doctor & will communicate it with you as soon as appointment is fixed.

Would there be pharmacies / medical store available in the Hospitals?2016-07-25T23:55:23+00:00

Yes. Most Hospitals in India are likely to have a Pharmacy within its premises for easy accessibility.

What are the various room categories available in the Hospital?2017-01-18T12:44:14+00:00

The standard categories are

  • Single accommodation units
  • Suite Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Normal single room
  • Multiple sharing units
  • Twin sharing
  • Triple sharing
  • Ward type

What are the communication services / facilities provided by the Hospital?2016-07-25T23:54:21+00:00
  • International calling services/ Local Mobile SIM cards
  • Newspaper – Local/ International
  • Internet facility – Wi-Fi
  • Room telephone

Would I be assisted with an interpreter during my stay?2016-07-25T23:53:54+00:00

English is widely spoken across India. But if assistance for any other language is required, interpretation service will be arranged on request. Some hospitals utilize the service of full-time in-house interpreters. It is better that you inform the language need in advance to the hospital where you are likely to go to.

Will arrangements be made to fulfill my religious obligations?2016-07-25T23:53:20+00:00

Yes. Hospitals usually have designated quiet rooms / prayer halls which cater to major religions/faiths. India is a secular country and is open to all religions. The hospital staff would also be able to guide you to the closest place of worship.

Would international cuisines be available?2016-07-25T23:52:17+00:00

Yes, international cuisines are available in major hospitals. Some menus are standard while others would be on request. Feel free to specify this as you enquire with the hospitals. Please check the hospital description given in this portal and in the hospital website to see the choices. That said, doctors will advise your diet based on your therapeutic needs and quick recovery.

Food is provided to bystanders too from the hospital catering unit.

If you are on any special dietary requirements, the hospital will cater if intimated earlier.

How about international cuisine availability for Ayurveda?2016-07-25T23:51:30+00:00

For alternative medicine (e.g., Ayurveda), as part of the medical management and treatment for certain conditions, you would have to stick the dietary guidance of doctors. This is for the treatment to have the best of impact and recovery. In such units, international cuisines are usually not provided.

What are the other facilities provided by hospitals?2016-08-01T15:21:05+00:00

Certain Hospitals provide the following:

  • Laundry services
  • Local sight-seeing
  • In-house business centre
  • Safety locker facility
  • Gymnasium
  • Shopping assistance

Please convey your requirements to the staff.

How much time will I have to wait for admission to a hospital and for procedure to get done?2016-07-25T23:49:39+00:00

In India there is no waiting period or queuing up, either for diagnostic procedures or for treatment. Healthcare is not worth it when there is a prolonged waiting time. After the initial diagnosis is done and the medical procedure decided upon, your surgery/intervention will be scheduled quickly. In a matter of days any medical procedure can be completed, unlike in some countries where even the diagnostic procedure could take many weeks or months.

When making a trip to India for a medical treatment, what are the essential documents I need to carry along?2016-07-25T23:48:29+00:00
  • Medical History/ Records
  • Test report
  • Doctor referral notes
  • X-rays
  • Contact details.
  • Residence/ Driver’s license/ Passport copies
  • Passport size photos – keep 10-15 in hand for various purposes
  • Bank statement
  • Details of Health insurance, if any.

Should I take vaccinations before coming to India?2017-01-18T12:44:14+00:00

Vaccinations and up-to-date immunizations are a safeguard for any international travel. However, please check with the doctor in your home country, any Government advisory.

The recommended vaccinations would normally be from the following list:

  • Diphtheria Pertussis and Tetanus (DPT)
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio (Oral Polio Vaccine or Injectable Polio Vaccine)
  • Hemophilus b conjugate vaccine (Hib)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B (when stay goes beyond 60 days)
  • Typhoid
  • Japanese B encephalitis (JBE)

Have more questions?2016-08-01T14:57:39+00:00

Contact us or write us with any questions, queries or any concerns, our team is always available to help you 24 x 7