India is one of the fastest growing medical tourism destinations in the world. The high-skilled specialists in the country, combined with the lowest medical costs and world-class healthcare services are what make India a sought-after destination for healthcare serviceability. India has been constantly working on upgrading medical technology and service facility to attract patients across the globe. Additionally, factors such as low-cost accommodation, relatively lower language barriers, accessibility have made India a Medical Value Travel (MVT) hub for foreign patients. In the same vein, Credihealth, India’s leading medical assistance company has announced the launch of its medical tourism portal. The aim is to cater to the demands of international patients with seamless and specialized medical care facilities. The company, with its specialized assistance aims to bridge the gap of the unorganized segment and protect international patients from getting cheated. The latest initiative will also focus on cost transparency, assistance in native languages and tackling other challenges faced by international patients.
Credihealth offers end-to-end solutions by connecting patients to the best hospitals in India. The medical assistance company sends health reports to a specialist and assists patients in getting personalised treatment costs from the best selected hospitals. Apart from offering world-class health assistance, Credihealth also supports international patients by catering to all aspects of patient care management that include pre-arrival requirements like VISA, scheduling appointments, accommodation, and discharge process. In order to provide stay and travel assistance to families, Credihealth has partnered with online hotel aggregators, Oyo and Treebo.
Commenting on the launch, Ravi Virmani, Founder and Managing Director, Credihealth said, “Through this launch, we aim to eliminate the woes of international patients and bring about a positive insight in the Indian healthcare ecosystem. An overseas patient visiting India for the first time need not worry about the hospital formalities. Our assistance is not limited to treatments alone; we ensure that an overseas patient is able to conveniently plan the trip and avail of myriad benefits with the help of our services. We believe that the initiative will give a significant push to India’s medical tourism market and will be our contribution to the government’s vision of making India a prime destination for medical and healthcare assistance.”
In order to offer overseas patients world-class assistance in compliance with International Accreditation Standards, Credihealth has associated with NABH and JCI-accredited hospitals of Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Bangalore. India has emerged as one of the key MVT destinations in Asia with over 500,000 foreign patients seeking treatment from the country. Currently valued at $3 billion, the medical tourism segment is expected to touch $8 billion by 2020.