Medical tourism is a concept where people travel to different countries in order to get better and faster medical treatment, save costs and of course visit new places in the meantime. India has been witnessing a fast growing medical tourism industry where people from developed countries opt to come to India where medical expenses are a lot cheaper and waiting lists are not long.
While getting treated by efficient doctors and availing medicines at lower cost as well as for low cost staying, tourists can visit the places India offers geographically and culturally. Although India and Thailand offer similar medical costs, people from UK, US prefer India as the English language is practised and understood here better.
Low medical costs (approximately one-tenth of that of western countries), efficient treatment in surgery and medication, popularity of the English language and beautiful tourist spots attract people from west Asia, Africa, Europe and UK. Though in its nascent stage, health tourism in India will definitely flourish to be a booming industry in the coming years.