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Medical Tourism in Goa
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India is fast becoming a favorite destination for medical tourism. Earlier, patients from countries in the Middle East as well as neighboring countries of Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives used to come for treatment. Now, patients from developed countries such as United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA), etc. also coming for treatment. Be it the conventional allopathic treatment or the ancient ayurvedic health care.
This change was brought about by improvement in medical facilities in India. The Apollo chains of hospitals have transformed the medical landscape in India. Their world class hospitals have set new standards in medical health care. The improvement in healthcare is evidenced by recent accreditation of Wockhardt Hosital in Mumbai (Bombay) from Joint Commission International (JCI), USA, a gold standard in global healthcare standards. With this accreditation, the hospital becomes the first super specialty hospital in South Asia to join the exclusive league of 71 hospitals of world wide to have passed JCI’s stringent quality standards. Also many of these facilities are staffed by medical personnel who have either studied in reputed medical colleges abroad or worked in famed medical institutions in developed countries in USA and Europe before deciding to come back to India.
The other reason for transformation of India as the medical hub for the world is the spiraling medical costs in development countries of treatment in private hospitals. Further, the government provided healthcare facilities are already heavily burdened which have resulted in a time lag between diagnosis of the ailment and actual treatment.
Goa, finds its place in the health care scenario as a destination for treatment as well as a place to recuperate. Some of the medical facilities that are available in Goa are given below:
Apollo Victor Hospital located in Margao, South Goa is part of the Apollo network of health care institutions located all over India. This 150 beds super specialty, tertiary care hospital offers a range of medical specialties which include Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery, Orthopedics, Laparoscopic Surgery, General/Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Urology, Neurosurgery, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Neonatology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nephrology, Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatrics & Pediatrics Surgery, Hemodialysis, Anaesthesiology, Physiotherapy and Dietics & Counselling.
NUSI Hospital located at Cuncolim in South Goa also offers a number of facilities at a reasonable cost.
Vintage Hospital located at Panaji offers the latest facilities and is conveniently located.
Vrindavan Hospital located near Mapusa too offers the latest facilities and is easily accessible from the North Goa beach belt.