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4 years ago Newsroom , Uncategorized

How to get Medical Visa for Treatment in India

Foreign nationals seeking a medical treatment in India would require a Medical Visa. For this a Medical Visa Invitation Letter with conformation of acceptacnce from a reputed recognized hospital in India is essential. A medical visa for treatment in India is given for a number of diseases and treatments such as cancer, brain & neuro surgeries, spinal surgeries, heart surgeries, knee or hip replacements, renal disorders, congenital diseases, plastic surgery, organ transplants (kidney, liver, heart etc.), stem cell therapy, gene therapy, ophthalmic disorders etc.

Before applying for a medical visa, it is necessary that you seek the  initial medical consultation/guidance in your own country and take local doctor’s recommendation for treatment abroad.

Who can accompany patient?

Maximum two attendants who are in blood relation can accompany the patient to India for the treatment. A Medical Attendant Visa is of same duration as the patient’s Medical Visa.

Validity of Medical Visa

The initial validity of a Medical visa is for a year or a time period of the treatment, whichever is less. The visa permits maximum three entries in the country within a year.

Extension of Medical Visa

The medical visa can be extended on medical grounds, which should be duly certified by the treatment hospital. The hospital should be a government recognized private hospital or a government hospital.

Visa-on-arrival system

The government of India has provision for visa-on-arrival system for few selected countries. Under this foreign nationals can stay in India for 30 days for medical procedures.

Step-by-step for how to initiate for the treatment in India

Medical Tourism-Flow Chart

1. Discuss your Medical Condition & get treatment plan

You can initiate the process by filling the contact form below this page. Please share all the medical reports of the patient and provide your valid contact number. On receipt of the same, we will discuss your case with medical team and recommend you the best hospital and specialist for treatment. Thereafter, we will also share the treatment plan, approximate cost, and duration of the treatment stay in India.

2. Medical Invitation letter from the hospital

Once you decide on the hospital, you will send us the copy of patient & attendant’s passports. We will then issue you the Visa Invitation Letter from the finalized hospital. You can then go ahead and apply for medical visa. For visa application, you will need to show that a reputed hospital has agreed to treat the patient and you need to provide a reference. We will help you in the process.

3. Apply for the Medical Visa in the Indian embassy

Next, submit the Medical Invitation Letter along with other documents in the Indian Embassy of your country to get the medical visa. You can fill the form online first and then submit to the embassy/consulate in print.

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4. Book your tickets to India

When you get the visas, plan your travel and book tickets to India on the required date. In most airlines it is mandatory to carry a Fit-to-Fly certificate from your doctor, if you are traveling on medical visa. Check with your airlines beforehand for the same.

5. In India, get registered at FRRO (Foreign Regional Registration offices).

In India, within 14 days of arrival, it is necessary for foreign patients and attendants to register themselves with the concerned FRROs/FROs (Foreign Regional Registration offices). FRRO is a primary agency in the country to regulate the movement, stay, departure, and extension of the visa (if required).

FRRO registration requires the following documents to be submitted – Patient and attendants passport and visa copies, four passport size photographs of each, and Yellow card copy (applicable for Kenya, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, Nigeria and Somalia). The hospital will assist you in filling the FRRO form and completing formalities.

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6. Your treatment begins in India

In most of the cases the medical treatment process begins as soon as you reach the hospital. Alongside, the hospital assists you in completing other formalities such as FRRO, hospital admission, etc.

Documents required at airport when you leave India

After successfully completing the treatment, while you leave the country, some documents are mandatory to carry for the airport formalities. These are fit-to-fly certificate, FRRO registration copy, permission to carry medicines, and hospital discharge summary.

Be assured, MedGurus team will be always there to provide free assistance in the process!

4 years ago Uncategorized

6 Unknown Facts About Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon

  1.  Artemis Hospital was established in July 2007 by Apollo Tyres Ltd, one of the leading tyre manufacturers in India.
  2. Spread across 9 acres, Artemis is a 380 bed; state-of-the-art, super-specialty hospital located in Gurgaon.
  3. Artemis is the first hospital in Gurgaon to be accredited by JCI and NABH.
  4. Artemis has 300 full time doctors, 11 centers of excellence and 40 specialties.
  5. Artemis also has a 50-bedded super-specialty hospital in Dwarka, New Delhi, high-end clinics in DLF Club5 (Gurgaon), Anand Niketan (New Delhi) and Rewari (Haryana).
  6. Artemis Hospital won Asia Pacific Hand Hygiene Excellence Award Year 2011 – World Health Organisation (WHO)
4 years ago Uncategorized

Facts You Didn’t Know About Apollo Hospitals

  • Eight of the Apollo Hospitals are JCIA accredited
  • Apollo’s 11 hospitals are NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals) accredited
  • Apollo Hospitals in India have successfully performed many complex rare surgeries such as paediatric liver transplant on a six-and-a-half-month-old suffering from Biliary Atresia, renal transplants, Complex Hernia Surgery on a 101 year-old and double heart and lung transplant surgeries.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai completes the highest number of Combined Heart and Double Lung Transplants in India.
  • Till now 345 liver transplantations at Apollo Chennai’s Center for Liver Disease have been performed.
  • Apollo Health City has performed over 700 Cochlear implant surgeries.
  • Apollo Hospitals are known to perform advanced surgeries using modern techniques, usually firsts in the country such as introducing Total Knee Replacement through a new technique – Attune Rotating Platform Knee Replacement, Robotic Spine Surgery, Robotic rehabilitation (Lokomat – a robotic treadmill and Erigo Robotic Tilt Table), and coronary angioplasty using absorb-BVS.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, successfully performed a Presbyopia implant for the first time in South India. Presbyopia implants include corneal inlays and onlays that are tiny lenses or other optical devices inserted into the cornea to improve reading vision.
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals performed a successful surgery to an Eight Month old baby boy with Encephalomeningocele presenting like two heads.
  • World’s first Scarless endoscopic revision gastroplasty for failed bariatric surgery done at Apollo Hospitals Chennai.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai performed the first heart transplantation in 1995. This patient went on to survive for 14 years (the longest Indian transplant survivor till now).
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, has First Comprehensive Respiratory Intensive Therapy Unit of Eastern India.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai has a first of its kind multi-city and comprehensive stroke model in India, known as Apollo Stroke Net.
  • Apollo Specialty Hospitals, Nandanam is the first single specialty oncology hospital to achieve the Stage 6 award of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).
  • Apollo Hospitals, Chennai has received the ISO 22000 – HACCP certification by the British Standards Institution, making it South India’s first hospital to achieve this honur.
  • Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology as the First International Centre of Excellence in India.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road, Chennai has won the Best Multi-Specialty hospital at the ICICI Lombard & CNBC-TV18 Healthcare Awards 2015 – 2016.
  • Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur has received the NABH accreditation making it India’s First Rural Hospital to achieve this honor.
4 years ago Uncategorized

Lesser Known Facts about BLK Hospital, New Delhi

  • BLK Hospital is spread on five acres of land and has a capacity of 650 beds with dedicated 125 critical care beds with over 150 specialists across various super specialties.
  • BLK Hospital has highly specialized teams of super specialists for cancer, neuro disorders, bone & joint replacements, heart diseases, pediatrics and gastroenterology.
  • BLK Hospital has successfully performed many complex and rare surgeries such as organ transplants (kidney transplants, liver transplants), bone marrow transplant, spinal surgeries, maxilla-facial surgeries, breast implant, bariatric surgeries etc.
  • BLK Hospital is known to perform advanced surgeries using modern techniques and latest equipment.
  • BLK Hospital is NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers, India) and NABL accredited.
4 years ago Uncategorized

Questions to Ask Before a Surgery

Questions to Ask Before a Surgery

Every year millions of different surgeries are conducted in India to treat diseases. Surgeries are big treatment procedures both medically and financially. Thus, whether planned elective surgeries like knee replacement, liposuction, or urgent surgeries like angioplasty, kidney transplant, you are bound to have fears, anxieties, concerns and many questions to ask before a surgery. We get several queries from the patients around the world concerned about their surgical procedures, whether it is safe for them, whether they should at all go for a  surgery, how will be the recovery period etc.

We always emphasize on taking well-informed medical treatment decisions, after all it is the matter of your health and life. Once you are recommended any surgery, do not thoughtlessly accept the fact that you need a surgery. Always, first review with your doctor or surgeon as why and how the surgery is necessary for you. Better if you take a second opinion before finally deciding over the surgical procedure.

Here let’s know the important questions that you should ask your doctor about your surgery, hospital, and surgeon, before undergoing any kind of surgery.

Questions about the surgery

1.     Why do I need this operation?

2.     How will I benefit from this surgery?

3.     What is the success rate of this surgery?

4.     What will happen to me during the operation?

5.     What type of implants, stents etc., if any, will be used?

6.     What are the possible risks and complications in this surgery?

7.     What type of anesthesia would be given to me?

8.     What preparation do I need to make at work and home before/after the surgery?

9.     What special diet I should take before and after the surgery?

10.  How long will be the hospital stay?

11.  What care and patient facility I will get at the hospital after the surgery?

12.  How long will be my recovery period?

13.  How will be my recovery period in terms of treatment, medication, pain sensations, and diet?

14.  What kind of home care and precautions I would need after the surgery?

15.  When can I return to my normal activities?

16.  What will be the side effects of any medication (antibiotics, pain medication, steroids etc.) I would be given through the surgery treatment?

Questions about your surgeon

1.     Is he/she qualified and experienced?

2.     How experienced your surgeon is in conducting this particular surgery?

3.     What is his success rate for this surgery?

Questions about the hospital

1.     Is the hospital accredited and certified?

2.     Is the hospital and surgical facility accredited and properly staffed?

3.     How is the patient care in hospital?

4.     What will the total cost of my surgery including the hospital stay? Would there be variable or any hidden costs too?

If you have any query related to a surgical procedure or looking for a good hospital or best surgeon in India, you can call our patient advisors for ‘free’ guidance

4 years ago Uncategorized

Top 10 Foods for Healthy Eyes

Your eyes are important. Despite many eye diseases being preventable through our lifestyle and eating habits, we make ourselves susceptible to them. There is a lot you can do to boost your eyes health. Let’s begin here with the top 10 foods that are good for your overall eyes health.

1. Carrots

Lutein and zeaxanthin packed antioxidants and beta-carotene in carrots protect vision and lowers the risk of cataracts.

2. Citrus fruits

Vitamin C rich citrus fruits like oranges, berries, lemons reduce the risk of developing cataract and macular degeneration.

3. Almonds

Vitamin E rich almonds slow macular degeneration and are good for vision.

4. Fatty fish

Known as best food for eyes health, fishes like tuna, sardines, and salmon, rich in fatty acid enhance vision, protect from dry eyes, cataract and macular degeneration.

5. Leafy vegetables

Lutein and zeaxanthin rich leafy vegetables like spinach, collard greens, and kale protect from macular degeneration and cataracts.

6. Broccoli

Rich in antioxidant, vitamins and minerals, broccoli are considered to be healthiest food for eyes.

7. Flaxseeds

The omega-3 fatty acids rich flaxseeds prevent dry eyes and reduce the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts.

8. Eggs

To protect yourself from night blindness and dry eyes, and maintaining smooth function of eyes, include eggs in your diet.

9. Whole Grains

Age-related macular degeneration can be prevented by eating whole grains like whole oats, quinoa, brown rice, and barley in your meals.

10. Indian gooseberry (amla)

Amla has 20 times more vitamin C than orange. It improves vision and prevents many eye diseases.

You eyes health is of utmost importance. If you need any help on eyes related medical treatment and looking for the best hospitals in India for any kind of eye surgery, you can call our patient advisors for ‘free’ guidance.

4 years ago Uncategorized

Quick Tips to Control your Diabetes

Diabetes food to avoidDiabetics are highly prone to diseases and infections. Not managed diabetes can lead you to many serious ailments like blindness, glaucoma, cancer, heart stroke, kidney damage, and other complications in your body. These days diabetes is increasingly occurring in younger people too. It is important to note, there is no cure for diabetes but it can be 100{f311d33b9bbfc4f285bed43336857fd8e1ba4c3922f0121c3bf81697a3148487} controlled and managed via combination of eating habits and lifestyle changes. You can still lead a healthy life, if you have diabetes.

So here’s what you should do to control your diabetes:

Eating habits

  • Prepare a balanced diet plan with the help of your nutritionist/ doctor to manage the right intake of all the required nutrients to control your blood sugar levels
  • Never skip meals. Take small meals or go for healthy snacking at regular intervals.
  • Eat food that is lower in calories, fat, sugar, and salt
  • Eat food high in fiber like whole grain cereals, rice or pasta
  • Drink lot of water
  • Prefer artificial sweeteners
  • Cut sugary drinks and juices
  • Some foods recommended to diabetics are amla, dates, barley, flaxseeds and oats.

Lifestyle changes

  • Weight control is extremely important to manage diabetes. Maintain healthy body weight.diabetes exercise
  • Do regular moderate exercise like walking
  • Stress management is important. Do things which make you happy like taking time for hobbies, listening music, reading, or being with friends and family etc.
  • Foot, skin, dental and eye care necessary. Check your feet, skin, gums for diabetes-related issues such as sores, dryness, or blurry vision etc., as it affects even the tiniest blood vessels in your body causing major health problem
  • Quit smoking
  • Quit alcohol intake
  • Regularly monitor your cholesterol and blood sugar level

I want to thank GMA for being there whenever I needed sound advice for my IVF procedure. You have been always supporting and guiding. I wish you best of luck for all the good service you are doing by helping people to take well-informed decisions.

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