Thursday, 4 July 2013

Is Medical Tourism Company or Agent safe in India?

If you are planning to visit India for medical treatment, you can arrange your treatment plan without any support. Hiring a Medical Tourism Companies is totally depend on your choice, your condition of health and proficiency to deal with all issues related to journey, accommodation, fooding and treatment. If you were in India before or you can communicate with hospital/ healthcare providers easily then you should arrange all things without any support otherwise you should seek support of medical tourism company or agents which are certified/ member of Medical Tourism Quality Alliance or Medical Tourism Association.

If you are elderly, disabled, an inexperienced traveler or not in the best of your health, you should hire medical tourism company for handling everything for you. They won’t charge much more, for handling your case and arranging all your needs, if you select reputed and certified agency.

This is true that Indian Medical Tourism providers are always ready to assist you and happy to take care of your all needs very carefully and professionally. Some medical tourism agencies provide 24/7 assistance during your stay in India, including those you may not have expected.  

You can choose as and when need basis payment plan in India form reputed companies, means you will pay for each and every expanse by cash/ card, but it is not a good deal. Taking whole package for treatment/ surgery will give you mind relaxation along with you 10-30% saving. Indian Medical tourism companies follow the guideline set by Indian government and American Medical Association. 

In 2008, American Medical Association issued nine guidelines for people seeking medical care outside the United States. 
• Medical care outside the United States should be voluntary.
• Financial incentives to go outside the United States for care should not inappropriately limit diagnostic and therapeutic alternatives or restrict treatment or referral options.
• Financial incentives should be used only for care at institutions accredited by recognized international accrediting bodies.
• Local follow-up care should be coordinated and financing arranged to ensure continuity of care.
• Coverage for travel outside the United States for care must include the costs of follow-up care upon return.
• Patients should be informed of rights and legal recourse before traveling outside the United States for care.
• Patients should have access to physician licensing and outcomes data, as well as facility accreditation and outcomes data.
• Transfer of patient medical records should be consistent with HIPAA guidelines.
• Patients should be provided with information about the potential risks of combining surgical procedures with long flights and vacation activities.
Mohammad Afzal Siddiqui