Since the dawn of time man has been conceived with a particular event that is as unchanging as the shape of the earth. the fact that his body is fragile and, even with due attention, will degenerate due to old age. Thus, in order to stay away from illness, disease and thus prolong his life, he has taken on the services of the wise or statues (old) and doctors (in modern times). But with the advent of modern technology, medical science has greatly improved and new methods of treating diseases and diseases have emerged. As a result, local doctors became more adept at treating illnesses and so began charging accordingly. The lucky one could pay against the average person who sometimes could and sometimes could not? so ultimately only the privileged were able to take full advantage of the advancement of the medical sciences.
That scenario began to change in the 1980s, when health care tourists from the west began flocking to some Latin American countries offering affordable cosmetics, dental and other treatments. Since the turn of the 21st century, many other countries have begun offering quality health care at a cost and the countries leading the package have been India and the countries of Southeast Asia in Thailand and Singapore. The main reasons that pushed tourists seeking medical care to come to these countries (mainly in India) were – A. The quality of doctors B. The quality of medical infrastructure C. The success rate D. The lack of language barrier in India and Singapore) and E. the (financial) costs. Countries with lower exchange rates, compared to the patient's home country, became attractive destinations because they essentially meant that the cost of health care dropped from anything between 30% – 70%.
Healthcare Tourists seeking remote coasts for quality and affordable medical care also come from countries where there are long queues in front of their clinics (or their local doctors) or there is a lack of quality healthcare (in their home country). Procedures for which Healthcare tourists are usually directed to foreign shores are Traditional and Alternative Treatments (such as Neuropathy, Aromatherapy, Ayurveda etc.), Cardiac Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Organ Transplant Surgery.
The reason why health care tourists make a beeline, especially in India, is to take advantage of traditional and alternative therapies such as Ayurveda and Yoga (India is the birthplace of these treatment methods), reproductive therapies, cardiac surgery and organ transplantation. Chennai, one of India's largest metropolitan cities, is often called Health Capital of South and Southeast Asia because of the number of quality hospitals and hence the availability of beds in this city. The fact that Chennai is very close to the temple town and Kanchipuram saree silk manufacturing center and to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Mahabalipuram Monuments Group works to its advantage, as hospitals often link a patient's medical care to certain sights near them to destinations. These packages are the best examples of Health Tourism.
A recent report published by the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and KPMG (one of the largest professional services the company provides in the world) entitled "Medical Value Travel" has found that India along with Thailand and Thailand Singapore accounted for almost 60% of Asian countries' revenue through health tourism. The study found that these countries combined patient care with certain sights and promoted it as a package to entice patients.
In conclusion, Health Tourism is not only here to stay, but it is also going to be a great source of foreign exchange for the countries that provide these services. As long as healthcare providers ensure they offer advanced treatment, superior flexibility services and keep it affordable at the same time. their success levels will only increase in the near future.