Mr. Pankaj Chandna, Co-founder at Vaidam.com, was recently involved in a discussion with Dr. Nishant Sharma, Senior Manager at Voice of Healthcare. They both discussed the emerging trends in medical tourism and how Vaidam is at the forefront of providing quality healthcare to patients from all over the world.
Mr. Pankaj Chandna mentioned that the people in India are fortunate to have all the medical facilities available here. At the same time, most patients in different countries are not lucky enough to have the same. These patients thus travel to other countries, such as India, for medical treatment.
Out of all the countries in the African continent, 45-60 lack basic tertiary healthcare. 80% of these patients come to India due to unavailability and lack of basic accessibility to healthcare.
The major world players in medical tourism are India, Thailand, and Turkey. These countries receive patients from more than 100 other countries all over the world. Other than these major countries, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Israel, etc., also receive many patients from around the globe.
Of all the patients visiting India, 80-90% go to the top cities, including:
- Delhi NCR
Mr. Pankaj and Dr. Nishant also discussed the emerging technological changes that are bringing change in medical tourism in India and other nations. Telemedicine after COVID facilitated healthcare in remote areas. Via video calls, telemedicine has brought patients closer to doctors, as it helps with further investigation and appropriate lines of treatment. This is where organizations like Vaidam come to play, facilitating patients in their entire journey.
When asked about the integration of AI in healthcare, Mr. Pankaj mentioned that for better diagnosis and analysis, advancements in technologies with AI would be a boon for the healthcare sector. AI in healthcare makes it safer and more affordable for patients. AI can be a game changer in countries that cannot meet their requirements for the increased demand for doctors with better efficiency.
In the end, empathetic hand-holding, caring, and providing more accessible quality healthcare are booming the medical tourism sector in India.