Medical Tourism in Nashik
Medical tourism in India has gained it popularity mainly due to two major factors: Globalization and Affordability. The cost effective nature of medical treatments as well as the focus on the country as a major tourism hub has collaborated into the idea of medical tourism. It has high scope in developing nation like India mainly because of the cost effective medical solutions as compared to the other developing countries. Other factors that qualifies India as medical tourism are quality and variety healthcare solutions, killed medical professionals, availability of medical infrastructure and collection of beautiful natural and historical spots. Nashik is at the verge of development as a major tourism spot in Maharashtra. Along with tourism Nashik has showed its importance in the field of medical facilities which has paved way as a medical hub for international tourists. The following medical treatments have gained major popularity among the international tourists; Cardiology Orthopedics oncology Neurology Gastroenterology Ophthalmologists Psychiatry Dermatology Nephrology Urology Herpetology Gynecology Micrology Pediatrics
Why Nashik for medical tourism?
History : Nashik is one the holiest cities in India. It has many quoted mythological significance in the history as it is believed that Lord Rama along with his wife Seeta and brother Laxman lived here at panchavati during their vanvasa. Also it is believed that Lord Hanuman was born at Anjeri near Nashik. The city got its name Nashik when Laxman cut the nose of Shurpanaka(Sisiter of the demon Ravan) when she misbehaved with Seeta from the epic of Ramayana.
Location: Nashik is located at northwest part of Maharashtra. It is located close to the the metropolitan city Mumbai about 185km away. The city ia a major attraction due to its beautiful surrounding and cool and pleasant climate. The temperature varies to max 43 degree Celsius in summer to min 4 degree Celsius in Winter.
Historical and cultural importance: Nashik is crowned with different names like ‘The wine capital of India’, ‘The grape city of India’, ‘The city of pilgrimage’, and many more such names to add in the list. The city has many temples with historic importance which includes Trimbakeshwar, Kalaram Mandir, Kapaleshwar,Sita Gunfa, Tapovan, Muktidham, Bhaktidham, Kalika Mandir, Navashya Ganapati,Ichhamani Ganpati, Ekmukhi Datta Mandir, Ved Mandir are some of the important temples. The Shirdi sai baba temple is yet another famous temple visited by lakhs of devotees all over India. The kumbamela which is held after every 12 years in nashik is a rush spot holy event for crores of devotees all over India.
Tourism in Nashik : Nashik does not lack tourist attraction spots for one time visitors. The major tourist attractions in Nashik are Trimbakeshwar, Vani, Someshwar, Sula wineyard, Pandavleni, Anjaneri, Brahmagiri, etc.
Why consider Nashik for Medical Tourism?
Nashik being a major tourist attraction has found its scope in initiating with medical tourism. Some of the major factor that led Nashik to get connected to medical tourism are as follows; proximity to the capital city Mumbai, affordability of medical treatments, Road and rail network accessibility to the city, hospitals with improved facilities and skilled doctors and no waiting list.
Promotions by the Maharashtra state government in regards with medical tourism: The government has given legal permission for providing medical treatments to the overseas patients coming in India for seeking medication. It is offering tax breaks to the health institutions as well as providing affiliations to the companies involved in health care services. Simple medical visa processing, improved infrastructure and international travel connectivity is offered to the foreign patients.
Treatments Offered in Nashik:
Main categories: Modern Medicine, Ayurveda, Homeopathy,etc Sub categories: cosmetic surgery, dentistry, cardiology (heart surgery, bypass surgery), eye care, gynecology, orthopedic surgery(knee joint replacement, hip replacement), cancer treatment, Ears-Nose-Throat(ENT), Skin and Hair care, Fertility treatment, stem cell therapy, bone marrow transplant, Gynecology, Dermatology, etc Acupuncture, anti ageing treatment, Yoga, Herbal oil massage, Natural therapies, Spa, Aromatherapy, Auricular Therapy, Cellular Therapy, Chromotherapay or Colour Therapy, Colon Therapy, Counseling/Psychotherapy, Electropathy, etc
Why medical cost as well as stay is comparatively less here?
Less expense for food and accommodation that will fit in your budget Lesser construction cost of building hospitals Lower government taxes Less bureaucracy Lower insurance cost Medical equipments /medications /medicines/ medical supplies are less expensive