Frequently Asked Questions,

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What is Medical Tourism ?

Travelling abroad to undergo expensive invasive procedures in countries where high-quality, low-costcare is available, e.g., India. The funds saved on the care received are used to sponsor recuperationand vacation in the host country. Medical tourism is a form of outsourcing of health care and istypically used for highly technical, costly surgical procedures such as coronary artery bypass graftsurgery.

What is a Medical Tourism Facilitator?

A Medical Tourism Facilitator is an independent company that helps coordinate a patient's trip to another country for medical care.

Is medical tourism safe in India ?

We provide facilitation with the best healthcare and medical service providers based on hospitals having national and regional accreditation and some having Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation.

When making a trip to India for a medical treatment, what are the essential documents I need to carry along?

  • Medical History/Records/Test reports/Doctor referral notes/X-rays.
  • Contact details: Residence/Driving license/Passport copies.
  • Passport size photos: keep 10-15 in hand for various purposes.
  • Bank statement/Details of Health insurance, if any.

Why does it cost so less ?

The difference in cost is caused by labor and insurance costs, and not by a lack of quality. A good portion of health care costs in the U.S., U.K and other developing countries are tied up with administrative(labor cost) and insurance costs.

Why should I go through medical tourism facilitators and not directly contact hospitals ?

Yes, you can also directly contact the hospitals. The benefit you have when you go through Jeev India is that we help you with a lot of information that we have already researched which makes your life much more easier.

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What is the process?

The typical process is as follows: the person seeking medical treatment abroad contacts a medical tourism provider. The provider usually requires the patient to provide a medical report, including the nature of ailment, local doctor�s opinion, medical history, and diagnosis, and may request additional information. Certified physicians or consultants then advise on the medical treatment. The approximate expenditure, choice of hospitals and tourist destinations, and duration of stay, etc., is discussed. After signing consent bonds and agreements, the patient is given recommendation letters for a medical visa, to be procured from the concerned embassy. The patient travels to the destination country, where the medical tourism provider assigns a case executive, who takes care of the patient's accommodation, treatment and any other form of care. Once the treatment is done, the patient can remain in the tourist destination or return home.

Do the hospitals in India accept health insurance?

If you have health insurance thats internationally valid / valid in India, please alert the hospitals about it. If it is an approved insurance provider, hospitals might request you to get an advance payment guarantee which you will have to co-ordinate from your home country.

What are the inclusions / exclusions in the cost?

Hospitals will provide details very clearly. Usual inclusions are:

  • Stay and beds
  • Diet: for patient and bystander
  • Surgeon and anaesthetists fee
  • Nursing
  • Doctors / specialist consultation and fee
  • Fee for surgery, theatre room
  • Consumables used for surgery (sutures, tubes etc.)

Implants and special consumables. Usual exclusions are:

  • These are choice driven. If the medical procedure needs implants or special consumables, the doctors or staff will intimate you. Implants, consumables are of different sizes, types, materials and cost options. Depending on what suits your body condition, there will be a range of choices. You can make the selection on the brands and/or their quality options based on the cost suitability and suggestion of the specialist.
  • Stay beyond the usual time in the hospital, depending on your recovery is likely to be additional.
  • Special tests, special medications and high value drugs will be charged extra.

Will assistance be provided by Jeev India in obtaining Medical Visa?

Jeev India would provide assistance in this regard. Once you decide on India as your medical travel destination, an invitation letter from the respective Hospital will be required for visa processing. The hospital will send this to you after your initial discussions about the treatment; this has to be presented at the �Embassy� or �High Commission of India� in your country.

Is it possible for my family members/ attendant travelling along with me for my treatment to obtain Medical Visas?

Attendants/family members of patients coming to India for medical treatment will have to apply for Medical Attendant visa (MEDX) co-terminus with the Medical visa of the patient. A letter from the hospital will be useful here as well

Who are the permitted attendants and how many can travel?

Attendants should be spouse/children or those having blood relations with the patient. Not more than two attendants are allowed.

What are the requirements for obtaining my medical visa?

  • Passport with 6 month validity
  • Passport size photographs
  • Photo copy of passport
  • Copy of online Filled form
  • Proof of Residential Address
  • Recommendation from the home country doctor to visit particular specialized medical centre for treatment
  • Passport copy of the attendant
  • Proof of relationship with the attendant
  • Medical reports

How long is a medical visa valid for?

Initial duration of the visa is one year or the period of treatment, whichever is less. Visa will be valid for maximum three entries in a year.

If a necessity of a repeat visit arises, how many are allowed?

A maximum of 3 entries are allowed in one year.

What would be the approximate fee for a Medical Visa?

A visa fee for Medical visa is different by countries. It ranges from $13 to $153.

Are there any formalities with the Medical Visa after my arrival to India?

Normally the hospitals help you with such formalities. You would have to register at the Foreigner�s Regional Registration Office within 14 days of your arrival. Attendants also have to get registered themselves with the local FRROs / FROs within 14 days of entering India.

If my treatment is being prolonged, would I be provided assistance with extension of my visa?

Medical and Medical Attendant visas are extendable by FRRO (Foreigners Regional Registration Office) in India depending upon the condition of the patient on the production of the required medical documents.

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