Medical Tourism - Chennai

Medical tourism Chennai is one of the most developed urban centers in the Indian subcontinent. The city forms the capital of Tamil Nadu state and is the fourth largest metropolitan city in India. Formerly called Madras, the city exists as a developed trade and commerce centre in the South India. Complemented with other factors like accredited medical base station and facility provider, flourishing tourism industry, arts and learning centre, the region does not call for any testimonials. The burgeoning automobile industry and IT sector has put the city in global rankings. It is because of this fact the city has many a times been referred as Detroit of South Asia. Some leading medical institutes ushers in the people looking for the best of the treatments. And to have the experience of it there are golden beaches, inviting monuments, holy places and un oblivious Tamil culture. The city is the spice of South India, that has been holding the secrets of rich flavor from time immemorial.
Chennai attracts about 40% of the country's medical tourists and more than six lakh tourists visit the state every year, according to a study by Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
The inflow of medical tourists to India has increased by 23%, with Chennai continuing to be the favourite destination, said CII officials.
The city receives up to 200 foreign patients every day owing to the quality of healthcare, said S Chandrakumar, convener of the CII healthcare panel, at the international conference and exhibition on health tourism in Chennai Trade Centre on Friday.
Around 8.5 lakh tourists visited India in 2011 for treatment. Last year, it increased to 1.1 million, said Chandrakumar. Through the two-day expo, CII and Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation hope to give a fillip to Tamil Nadu as a preferred medical tourism destination.
The state produces the maximum number of doctors and paramedics in the country, said health secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan. "Many tourists from the Middle-east, Africa, South and Southeast Asia come to Tamil Nadu every year," he said.
He said the government plans to build a 'medicity' with public-private partnership under the vision 2023 programme, which will expand the scope of medical tourism in the state.
Government support and accreditation of both hospitals and alternative medical practices could make the state the most sought-after destination for health tourism, said delegates at the meet.