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Medical Tourism in India

Raj Pruthi (Author)
Synopsis India is going to be one of the biggest destination for medical tourism in the 21st Century. With a large pool of trained and skilled doctors and with prices only a fraction of those in the US or EU. Indian healthcare aims to replicate the software sector’s Success. While a heart surgery costs $ 30,000 in the US, it costs barely $ 8,000 in India. A Bone marrow transplant here costs $ 26,000 compares to $ 2,50,000 in the US. The trend that began as a trickle has grown exponentially in the last year. Medical tourism has the potential to inject $1 billion into Indian economy annually and create millions of new jobs. Medical tourism could become 1 $ 2 billion-a-year business in India by 2012. Indian hospitals with specialist doctors have done exceedingly well. With yoga, meditation, ayurveda, allopathy and other systems of medicines already the country’s forte, India offers an inviting hamper of medical services. Hence, medical tourism is destined to be next big area of growth for India. This book aims at providing relevant information and sources on this important subject.
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About the author

Raj Pruthi

Raj Pruthi is a widely travelled and well read scholar. He has published several books on Alternative therapies and Tourism. He has been chairman of the Eternal India Foundation an N.G.O. He is member of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan and Supreme Court Bar Association.

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Bibliographic information

Title Medical Tourism in India
Author Raj Pruthi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189557637
length viii+280p., Tables; Figures; Appendices; Index; 23cm.
Subjects Travel & Tourism