Medical Travel Quality Alliance has given 3rd position to Fortis Hospital (Bannerghatta Road) amongst the top 20 hospitals across the globe for medical tourists. In this annual ranking, Fortis Hospital (Bannerghatta Road) has been recognized for the fifth time in a row.
Clinics, hospitals and medical tourism agencies are given Medical Tourism Certification upon a formal evaluation against the quality standards in ten non-clinical areas that directly influence a medical tourist’s wellbeing and good results. The team of Medical Travel Quality Assurance evaluation reviewed the management of Fortis Hospital towards the medical tourists. This evaluation included review of inquiry procedure, intake process and care management upon discharge. Some of the factors that affect the quality of treatment and care for a medical tourist were also put in evaluation; like hospital’s website, communication procedure, privacy and security measures, multicultural sensitivity, care support services and other measures.
Karthik Rajgopal, the regional director of Fortis Hospitals (South) said “It is encouraging to receive such high level of accreditation, consistently. By providing a strong foundation of quality, along with affordability, in our patient care processes, we have delivered to both our domestic and International patients’ exceptional value. Our effort is to ensure transparency of care and most importantly cater to the unique needs of medical travelers. This achievement inspires and prompts us to maintain our momentum and uphold this hospital’s global standing.”
In whole of Asia, India has been ranked amongst the top three medical tourism destinations. This was confirmed after a combined study by a consultancy firm KPMG and FICCI. Some of the strongest points that emerged for the triumphant performances are low cost of treatment, quality healthcare and infrastructure and the availability of highly-skilled doctors. The country is experiencing a rapid growth in medical tourism, especially in the states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, New Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. Most medical tourists in India come from SAARC countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives.