Delhi, India (PressExposure) January 23, 2012 -- "When a patient agrees to travel thousand miles for medical treatment, she or he comes with very high levels of both frustration and expectations", says Mr. Apoorv Jain, Executive Director of AADI MediTour India - a leading medical facilitator located in New Delhi, the national capital of India.
AADI MediTour primarily gets patients from Afghanistan, Iraq and Nigeria. Majority of the patients come to India leaving their families / children behind. In addition, a huge chunk of these patients sell off their homes / assets in order to remain healthy. As Mr. Jain says, "Every patient's top priority is to get the requisite treatment and care at the best price in as short duration as possible. As a health consultant, our job is to manage the needs of our clients and allow them to get the maximum benefit without any unnecessary delay or inconvenience. And to achieve this we have to build stronger teams, develop good relationships with both doctors and hospitals, and integrate effectively throughout the different segments of this service value chain - be it hospital care, hotel / accommodation, local travel, funds transfer, interpreter assistance or travel / ticketing."
AADI MediTour is associated with all major hospital chains with the likes of Apollo Hospital, Max Healthcare, Dr. Naresh Trehan's Medicity, Narayana Hrudayalaya, BGS Global Hospitals, Wockhardt, and other super-specialized providers for cosmetic surgery and eye care. Mr. Jain emphasizes on giving treatment options to patients. "All patients don't have the financial capacity to afford a $7,000 CABG, for example. And in most cases, we give them less-expensive options to undergo the medical treatment. With this, we also ensure that we definitely do not compromise on the quality and efficacy of the treatment provided. It is a difficult task, indeed. But this is what sets us apart."
AADI MediTour is based out of CHIKITSA Multispecialty Hospital, a 25-bedded nursing unit located in Saket. As Dr. (Mrs.) Mukul Jain, Medical Director of the hospital, says, "Our unit helps us to achieve cost efficiency for the patients. Majority of diagnostic procedures are done at discounted rates, compared with other multispecialty hospitals. In addition, patients save significant sums of money with their post-op care done as effectively as in any other hospital."
All medical professions can only sustain if there is goodwill. Today, not only patients coming from outside, but also the domestic patients succumb due to the business aspect of providers. Hospitals are turning into business houses, which are over-capacitating themselves with more and more patients on round-the-clock basis. Plus, with thousands of people pouring in from neighboring states such as UP, Bihar, Punjab, and Rajasthan, getting personalized care and attention is becoming increasingly difficult for international clients. As Mr. Jain insists, "All hospitals have good doctors. But for an international patient, who might not even have internet access back home, it becomes a critical challenge to identify that good doctor. Our team at AADI MediTour understands the extreme importance of this concept and specializes in referring a patient not only to a good hospital, but also to a better doctor, who can give personalized attention to the patient."
Based on the recent statistics, medical tourism in India is over a billion dollar industry. And with the growing influx, it is bound to multi-fold in years to come. Seeing this opportunity, at least a dozen medical tourism facilitators start their operations daily. Unfortunately, there are only a few, like AADI MediTour, which actually work for the welfare of the patients.
Inspired from: Past, Present, Future | Apoorv Jain : The medical consultant [http://www.livemint.com/2011/12/27213826/Past-Present-Future--Apoorv.html]