After a two-year hiatus, medical tourism in New Delhi is flourishing again with patients coming in from Bangladesh, Iraq, Uzbekistan and Kenya, according to a report by Times of India (TOI). Most of the patients coming to India are availing of cardiac surgery, liver transplants, and kidney and bone marrow transplants.
The 'flattening' of the third wave of Covid-19, easing restrictions and removing government quota on private hospitals can be attributed to the rise in medical tourism. They remained frozen for over two years.
"Hospitals have begun receiving international cases, especially with life-threatening illnesses like cancer, orthopaedic surgery and organ transplants. We expect a further rise in the number (of medical tourists)," Dr Sangita Reddy, joint managing director, of Apollo