Apollo Hospitals looks to the Gulf


India’s Apollo Hospitals group is getting more patients from the UAE, Qatar and Oman. It sees huge potential in the GCC and the greater Middle Eastern region, despite the huge number of new hospitals being built in various countries there.

Dr Hariprasad of Apollo Hospitals explains, "The proven Indian clinical competencies give India a huge competitive advantage. We have seen the number of patients visiting us from GCC region growing at a rapid pace. In the last few quarters we have seen a remarkable increase from UAE, Qatar and Oman. Comparing global prices for medical treatment, India leads in the race for providing quality healthcare services at affordable prices. This is a huge, untapped market, not just for therapeutic medical tourism like Ayurveda, but also for curative treatment."

Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, has teamed up with Apollo Hospitals, to connect international patients with quality healthcare services in India. As part of the joint venture with Emirates Airlines, patients and their companions from 19 countries across Middle East and Africa can visit the hospital group's flagship locations in Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmadabad and Bangalore with special fares for round-trip flights on Emirates.

Apollo Hospital, Chennai caters to many patients from the Middle East with various speciality services it is recognized for. It performs a large number of bone marrow transplants and has a very high success rate. The Chennai unit also specializes in oncology as it was the first to introduce CyberKnife treatment and will be introducing Proton Beam therapy in the near future. Other speciality services include Mazor robotic spine surgery, plus heart, liver, lung and kidney transplants.

Dr. Hariprasad adds, “Apollo Hospitals Group is at the forefront of medical tourism and will make India a global healthcare destination. Our mission is to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. Providing quality healthcare of the best grade at affordable prices is important as we project ourselves as the leading institution in medical tourism."



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