PRESS RELEASE – India’s Sophisticated Health Systems and Affordable Healthcare Grab Attention of Patients From Smaller Countries
Lured by affordable treatment, globally acclaimed doctors and state-of-the-art hospital facilities, patients from smaller countries throng to India for medical treatment.
April, 2017 – New Delhi: High quality affordable healthcare and sophisticated health systems have made India a destination choice for patients from various smaller countries looking for treatment from life-threatening diseases, as well as routine check-ups.
The medical and wellness tourism industry in India has seen an increase of 25 percent in the last two years. According to a KPMG report, medical value travel in India will grow at a CAGR of 30 percent to $10.6 billion in 2019. Vaidam, certified by ISO 9001 and 27001, is one of India’s largest services connecting travelers to accredited hospitals, specialists and doctors across India.
Vaidam has a strong network of doctors and hospitals and has signed MoUs with over 70 JCI- and NABH-accredited hospitals across the country. Having started its operations in Delhi/NCR in 2016, today Vaidam has a strong presence in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Kochi. Some of the hospitals that Vaidam is associated with are Fortis, Apollo, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Max Healthcare and Wockhardt.
While India sees patients traveling from parts of America and Europe, the boom stems from patients traveling from smaller West African and Asian nations. Smaller countries like Fiji, Liberia and so on lack the required infrastructure for medical treatment, but India, with its modestly priced procedure treatments, has become a desired choice for medical travelers.
“Despite high quality affordable healthcare, India’s medical value travel industry remains largely fragmented with various loopholes in offering seamless medical care and treatment to travelers,” says Manish Chandra, co-founder, Vaidam. “Vaidam enables patients to make better informed medical travel decisions by offering all-round services, including help with visa processes, identifying the right doctors, identifying hospitals for treatment procedures and assistance with accommodation and travel while in India.”
Vaidam raised an angel round from 4CE Ventures in Singapore in March 2016.
Offering orthopedic and joint replacement, cardiac surgeries, spine, neurology, cancer treatment, transplants, general surgery, IVF, and cosmetic treatments, Vaidam has so far received over 9,000 queries on treatment and travel information. Patients from over 25 countries, such as Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Namibia, Uganda, as well as smaller countries like Fiji, Liberia and Samoa Island, have visited India through Vaidam’s network. Tie ups with corporations, insurance companies, government and healthcare facilities have helped Vaidam expand its network abroad.
“Vaidam gave me a host of options to choose from when I was choosing the care facility for my cardiac treatment,” says Fiji-native Pushpa Kant, who underwent a successful heart bypass surgery in India with assistance from Vaidam. “They also shared information on doctor’s opinions and the basic cost of my treatment, which helped me narrow down my options when I was deciding. Additionally, there is a dire need for information from aggregators on assistance on accommodation and best practices to follow when in India, and Vaidam’s concierge services helped me with all of this.”
Vaidam is an online health and treatment discovery platform, which connects travelers to accredited hospitals, specialists and doctors across India. Vaidam offers high quality, affordable treatment along with personal care.
Started in 2016, Vaidam has assisted thousands of patients across all medical specialties, such as orthopedic and joint replacement, cardiac surgeries, spine, neurology, cancer, transplants, general surgery, IVF and cosmetic treatments. Its treatment cost estimator provides travelers with information on cost of treatment based on duration of visit, and a patient relationship network team ensures consultations, travel plans, as well as provides guidance on accommodation and travel.
Vaidam has active tie ups with over 70 hospitals in India, and has served patients from countries, including Africa, Australia and the Americas. With headquarters in Delhi/NCR, India, Vaidam is ISO 9001 and 27001 certified and recently raised an angel round from 4CE Ventures in Singapore in March 2016.
Pankaj Chandna and Manish Chandra founded Vaidam in January 2016 in Delhi. The company has since catered to travelers and patients traveling to India from over 25 countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas.