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Gurgaon may become a medical tourism hub

india Updated: Jan 23, 2012 01:26 IST
Dr B Kalra

Gurgaon is fast becoming a global medical tourism destination. The city is able to provide world class medical care at an affordable price.

Not only patients from across India, those from neighbouring countries and other parts of the world as well have started visiting Gurgaon for medical treatment.

Several city hospitals have got accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and Joint Commission International (JCI), USA. Equipped with advanced technologies, these medical centres are able to deal with complicated cases.

Now, we are getting large number of heart cases that include angiographies, bypass surgeries and heart valve defects from many countries, especially from Middle East and Africa.

We provide best medical care not only in cardiology, but also provide similar high-class facility for other procedures like knee replacement, gastric bypass and cosmetic surgeries in India in general and Gurgaon in particular where large number of modern hospitals with these facilities is available. Besides, the city is very near to IGI Airport in Delhi.

Gurgaon, therefore, has a great potential to become a “Sanjivani” (life-saver medicine) for the patients of the world.

(Dr B Kalra, senior heart specialist and fellow American Society of Echo- Cardiography.)