Gurugram emerges as a Major Medical Value Travel Hub: Study
Millennium city, Gurugram is not only known for proliferating start-up firms, multinational giants and enterprising unicorns, it is fast emerging as a favourite hub for medical tourism as well, as per a study conducted by TR Life Sciences. It noted that the city’s medical value tourism (MVT) market is estimated to be nearly Rs 900 crore, about 40 per cent of the entire Delhi-NCR market.
As per the study, the Indian MVT market stands at over Rs 27,000 crores and Delhi-NCR’s share is around Rs 2,400 crore with Gurugram topping the list.
Orthopaedics, neuro and spine surgeries, oncology, cardiac surgeries, and transplants are the top five preferred segments by overseas patients.
“The city has emerged as a favourite destination for medical tourism and patients from the Middle East, Africa, CIS, and SAARC countries, among others, have been visiting major super specialty hospitals located here.
With the increase in corporate hospitals, MVT has seen a boom and Gurugram has emerged as a major hub for it. Our team of researchers found that the big five specialties – orthopaedics, neuro and spine surgeries, oncology, cardiac surgeries, and transplants undertake nearly 80 per cent of overseas patients,” said Raj Sehgal, Director- Business Development, TR Life Sciences.
Gurugram has emerged as a preferred destination for quaternary care too. Quaternary care is an extension of tertiary care and cases require even more specialization, says the study. Trauma care is another segment where Gurugram has excelled. Super specialty hospitals in Gurugram perform over 500 trauma surgeries every month.
According to the study, strong community engagement and the state government’s support with the campaign – “Haryana Vision Zero” – had led to the city’s excellence in trauma care.
Anurag Kashyap, Director-Finance & Strategy, TR Life Sciences, said leading private hospitals in Gurugram are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced medical technologies and have highly qualified and experienced medical professionals.
“Apart from hospitals, Gurugram also has a vast network of private clinics and diagnostic centers that offer specialised medical services. Gurugram’s hospitals have dedicated centers of excellence for key specialties. These factors attract a large number of domestic as well as overseas patients to the city.
Overall, the private healthcare sector in Gurugram is a significant contributor to the city’s economy and a vital component of the healthcare system in the region,” Kashyap said.