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Medical Tourism in Vellore

Vellore is famous for Christian Medical College and Hospital. All related business enterprises, such as those of restaurant owners, fruit sellers, rest houses, pharmacy and auto/taxi etc. indirectly depend on influx of patients attracted by CMC, Vellore. Patients come to this hospital for getting second opinion about their ailments and specialized treatment at reasonable costs. Low cost treatment is given to patients irrespective of their financial background. Each patient is special for the doctors here, irrespective of caste, creed, colour, educational or financial background!

Medical Tourism in CMC Hospital Vellore

Help desk at Railway Station

The passion about medical treatment can be gauged from the fact that for the convenience of patients who want to reach CMC, Vellore, there is a 'Help Desk' at the Railway Station. For those residing in remote areas and who have no means to reach the hospital or may be too poor to afford treatment, doctors and paramedical staff reach out to such patients by going to the patient's house and giving treatment! Sounds unbelievable at such times when most private hospitals have become commercial and it is difficult to peep in for treatment if you are not insured!

Hospitals in Vellore

There are many other hospitals too that have mushroomed in Vellore. These include Appollo KH hospital, Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Vasan Healthcare, Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Centre, Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital, Government Vellore Medical College etc.

Ayurvedic Hospitals in Vellore

Prasanthi ayur Nilayam, Murthy Ayurvedic Centre, Sri Amman Ayurvedic Centre, Orient Health Care, Ruby Herbals and San clinic are a few Ayurvedic hospitals in Vellore.

Homeopathic Clinics in Vellore

Aarogya Homeopathic Clinic, Abirami Homeo Clinic, Kannan Homoeopathy Clinic, Sri Sai Homeopathy Clinic and Maheshwari Homoeo Clinic are some Homeopathic clinics in Vellore.

CMC, Vellore: A Preferred Hospital in Vellore

CMC Vellore is preferred over private hospitals in Chennai too due to low cost treatment. Rates for Bed and Nursing in General Ward is: INR 400-620. Total daily charge comes to around INR 920 if the professional and therapy fees are also added. Total daily charges for semiprivate rooms is INR 2,225, for single room is 2,010, while for deluxe room, it is INR 2,575. Bed rates in intensive Care Units (ICU) is INR 2,575.

The patients have to pay an advance at the time of admission. In case you have taken health insurance, the money will be reimbursed by the insurance company. For this, first you have to pay the entire hospital bill and get a 'reimbursement certificate' from the hospital. This reimbursement certificate is then sent to the insurance company.

Treatment in CMC, Vellore

Patients come to CMC, Vellore for dental treatment, eye operations, chemotherapy, dialysis, bone-marrow transplants and open heart surgeries etc. It is a 1,700 bedded multi-complex hospital.

In U.K., a bone marrow transplant will cost USD 2,50,000 but in India, it will come to USD 69,200. Liver Transplant in U.K takes USD 3,00,000, but in India it will come to USD 69,350. Heart Surgery comes to USD 30,000 in U.K and USD 8,700 in India. Orthopaedic Surgery will cost you USD 20,000 but in India, it will cost you USD 6,300. This is why India has become a preferred destination for medical tourism.

Influx of Patients from India and Foreign Countries in Vellore

No doubt, patients from Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal and also from Bihar, Rajasthan and Jharkhand throng to Vellore for best treatment. There is no compromise on quality of treatment. The government too collaborates with CMC, Vellore for its Health Care Schemes.

The 130 bed Community Health and Development (CHAD) hospital provides health care to tribal, rural and semi-urban localities around Bagayam in Vellore. A number of community development projects and medical camps are organized.

Low Cost Effective Care Unit (LCECU) serves the medical needs of the urban poor. Rural Unit for Health and Social Affairs (RUHSA) is a model for socio-economic development, with promotion of health as a means to development.

Medical Tourism in Vellore is the result of trust, faith, love, honesty of one medical institution where patient interest is always the priority. The common factor that binds all doctors, nurses and paramedical staff here is ''healing''.

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