Dental Tourism in India
Ten years ago it was difficult to believe, that India would grow into one of the world’s most important destinations for health travelers? Driven by a fast growing economy, a surplus of highly trained healthcare practitioners, low infrastructure costs and a proven national penchant for international outsourcing of customer service, Dental Tourism in India is now the world’s leader in international cost-conscious medical traveler.
Patients willing to embrace India’s cultural diversity can expect savings of up to 85% on high-acuity procedures like dental implants & other dental procedures. Serving more than 250,000 international patients annually, the vast subcontinent welcomes international medical travelers in several large metro areas: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.
Medical Infrastructure Conducive for Dental Tourism in India
India produces some of the world’s finest physicians and surgeons internally, with excellent in-country teaching hospitals and research centers. India is second only to China in population, a large population ensures that surgeons and physicians practice on a large number of varied types of medical cases hence they have a richer experience.
India has a two-tier health delivery system, the Indian public healthcare system offers medical care to the poor at little or no cost hence they may be somewhat crowded. But, a burgeoning economy has produced large upper and middle class population which demands quality medical care with highest class standard and is ready to pay, which is a reason for private medical providers booming across India. These private player bring in latest technologies and invest in care provider infrastructure. A large population also means economies of scales, which helps keep the cost low.
India and Medical/Dental Tourism
Despite—or because of—the recent global economic downturn, India’s medical travel industry is racing ahead along at a 30 percent growth rate annually. India welcomes most of its cross-border travelers from the immediate region (e.g. Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Turkic States, the Middle East and East Africa). However, some of those gains have arisen from increasing numbers of Americans, Canadians, Australians and Europeans seeking treatment, for which health travelers can save tens of thousands of dollars compared to the cost of treatment at home.
India’s official national health policy encourages medical travel as part of its economy’s “export” activities, although the services are performed within India. The government uses revenues generated from medical/dental travel to increase its holdings in foreign currency. With government and corporate investment solidly behind its healthcare system, more international hospitals and super-specialty centers are opening every year. Stake holder in Dental Healthcare expect good days for Dental Tourism in India.
India being a vivid kaleidoscope has become a favored tourist destination across the globe, not just for its myriad cultural heritage and mystical arts but also for Dental tourism. In most of the developed countries the exorbitant cost of dental treatment has made India a popular destination for tourists seeking quality treatment at an affordable cost.