Medical Tourism is one of the flourishing industries that has been developing in Metropolis like
We can take Chennai for our case study of Medical Tourism. One Afrina Ali from
In Apollo Hospital, Chennai, where patients come from over 45 foreign countries, for a prolonged treatment say over three months, the hospital is arranging through its own representative, to find accommodation for them ranging from Rs 500/- to Rs 5,000/-, nearby their hospitals. Factors like qualified doctors, the latest technology, relatively cheap treatment and good recovery rate, put
Residential accommodation for foreigners is mostly available at areas like T.Nagar, Nungambakkam, Chetpet, Egmore, Thousand lights which are close to major hospitals in Chennai. As revealed by Dr.Kamaraj, who is attached to a Fertility Centre and Hospital, has said that the hospital authorities actually direct the patients who come from abroad, towards land-lords, who provide accommodation to them. The patients stay there till the end of the treatment and then leave for their countries.
Thus, Medical Tourism, as a new business, of late, has been developing fast in