The need for proper accreditation, for example, is taken care of by some
of the premier hospitals providing medical benefits to overseas tourists.
The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, for example, has been accredited by
the Joint Commission International of the US.
To avail the advantages of medical tourism in India, you
need to apply for a visa at the diplomatic mission in your country. With
a valid passport and documents to prove your financial standing, the visa
generally takes anything from a few days to two weeks for issuance.
Apart from visa, the major issues in medical tourism pertain
to legal and medical guidelines for hospitals in India. The super specialty
hospitals in India abide by disclosure and status/policy guidelines, as
well as following stringent international norms in terms of the quality
of treatment, hygiene, recuperative care and pricing. Adherence to these
medical and legal guidelines ensures that your medical tour to India is
not marred by any problems.
Tour operators follow the strictest medical and legal guidelines
while arranging medical tours to India.