Medical Tourism in India has witnessed strong growth in past few years. India is emerging as a preferred destination for international patients due to availability of best in class treatment at fraction of a cost compared to treatment cost in US or Europe. Mayflower Women’s Hospital has focussed its efforts towards being a world-class hospital that exceeds the expectations of its international patients on all counts, be it quality of healthcare or other support services such as travel and stay. Mayflower Women’s Hospital renders superlative services in the lines of International Patient Care, and has therefore carved a niche in the Medical Tourism sector.
Medical tour plan
You can write, phone, e-mail or fax your medical requirement to us. Even the most trivial concerns are welcome. Our Health tour co-ordinator will get in touch with you with all the required details and travel advice. We also assist arrangements for your pick up at the airport and accommodation.
Bring Along the Following
Your 'fitness to fly' certificate (if medically warranted)
Copy/originals of all medical reports and medication details
CD copies of any scans like MRI/CT/ECHO
Any referral notes from your doctor
Yellow fever vaccination card, if coming from Africa continent
On arrival, you will be received at the airport by our representative, and taken to a hotel or an apartment or hospital as per the admission plan. At the hospital, you will be registered under our consultant who will be your primary doctor.
Payments need to be made as a deposit based on the room category. If you opt for our medical tour package, the net package amount should be paid at the time of admission.
We accept payments through Travellers Cheque, Credit Cards (Master, Visa), and foreign currency in dollars.
A receipt will be issued for all payments made, and at the time of discharge an itemized bill is presented.
With highly advanced medical infrastructure, broad knowledge base, medical expertise and extensive integration, Mayflower Women’s Hospital makes an ideal partner for international patients seeking a more affordable treatment away from their homes. The hospital offers globally bench marked healthcare services administered by surgeons and physicians trained in international medical practices.These services include Advanced Gynec Endoscopic Surgeries, High Risk Obstetrics, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF - Test tube baby), Infertility treatment, Fetal Medicine and intervention, Paediatrics & Neonatology, amongst others.
It is always important to take care of your health, whether you are home or away but there are some additional concerns which are important to keep in mind when you are travelling.
Common Troubles while Travelling
Three of the most common health problems that you may experience when travelling are jet lag, altitude sickness and diarrhoea. When you fly across time zones, your internal body clock gets changed, resulting in a condition known as jet lag. Jet lag may cause some symptoms that are bummers on a fun trip, including stomach upset, insomnia and tiredness.
There are few things you can do to combat jet lag; for example, if you are travelling from west to east, you should stay out of the sun until the day after your arrival. If you are flying from east to west, go for a brisk walk as soon as possible after you arrive.
Safe Eating & Drinking
So what food is safe to eat? Any food that has been boiled is generally safe. Fruits and vegetables should be peeled off before eating. Avoid eating uncooked or undercooked meat or meat that is not cooked just prior to serving.
You have probably heard that you shouldn't drink the water in some countries overseas but do you know why? Water supplies in many developing countries are not treated in the same way as water supplies in developed countries. Various bacteria, viruses and parasites are commonly found in the water. Many experts suggest you drink only bottled water when travelling. If you need to use tap water, you should boil it first or purify it with an iodine tablet. Even if you're brushing your teeth, rinsing contact lenses, drinking a small glass of water to wash down pills or adding ice to your drink, first take precautions to ensure that the water is safe.
You can take it with you
When you're packing, you'll want to include any medications and other medical supplies you use on a daily basis because they may be hard to find in another country if you run out. Even if you can find them, there's a good chance the formulations will be stronger or weaker than the ones you're used to. These may include any prescriptions you already take, such as inhalers, allergy medication, insulin as well as contact lens cleaners and vitamins. Packing an over-the-counter pain medication like Paracetamol, Acetaminophen and diarrhoea medication is also a good idea. It is a good idea to pack some over-the-counter allergy medication even if you don't take it at home. People sometimes unexpectedly develop allergic reactions to the pollens and other allergens found in a new environment. Those with asthma or other allergies can unexpectedly react to these new substances.
Write it all down
Even if you watch what you eat and drink and get enough rest while you're travelling, you may still get sick. But you'll probably be able to find competent medical care. The key is to know where to go. Most travel guides suggest you go to a hospital where English is spoken or USA/UK trained doctors can be found. For this reason, it is a good idea to always carry a written copy of your medical history with you.
Having such important information available in one place can help healthcare workers make appropriate decisions and you won't have to worry about forgetting important information at a time when you're likely to be upset and not thinking clearly.
Before you leave your home, create a medical history form that includes the following information:
- Your name, address and phone number
- Your blood group
- Immunization status
- Your doctor's name, address and office telephone number as well as emergency phone numbers
- The name, address and phone number of your health insurance carrier including your policy number
- A list of any ongoing health problems such as heart disease, diabetes or AIDS
- A list of current medications you are taking and pharmacy name and phone number
- A list of allergies to medications, food, insects and animals
- A prescription for glasses or contact lenses
- The name, address and phone number of a relative other than your parent
It also helps if you have some basic emergency medical knowledge, not only for yourself but for helping others you may be travelling with. A great way to prepare for your trip is to take a first aid or basic life support course before you go; if you're travelling with a group, you should know where the first aid kit is and what's in it.
Facilities @ Mayflower
Mayflower is deeply committed to the highest standards of excellence in medical care. At the same time it places utmost importance on the traditional Indian values of hospitality and compassionate patient care. We primarily ensure that you receive special attention and care for both your health and wellness from the time you start interacting with us.
Plan Your Trip
Our website provides details information about the specialized treatments that Mayflower provides. It also gives you details about the hospital, doctors and various amenities. We hope to resolve most of your queries through the information provided here but should you have further doubts, please feel free to write to us or give us a call. Take a tour of our website to understand who we are, where we are, what services we provide, and what our hospital facilities are. We intend to make your experience as pleasant as possible.
To make sure your journey is hassle free, kindly make a note of the following
- Even though you undertake the treatment at Mayflower, you may need to follow-up with your local doctors. Keeping them informed about your treatment time and duration will ensure a timely follow-up.
- Once you understand the procedure and the result, compare what it will achieve to what are your expectations. Gather details on the pre-treatment and post-treatment care needed.
- Please note that, in most cases, the final decisions on your treatment will be made only after the doctor meets you and examines you in person. It is possible that your doctor, upon examining you, may decide the treatment is not suitable or recommend an alternate treatment which is different from what you have planned.
- Understand the type of VISA associated with your travel and the documents required procuring the VISA. We will help you with any documents that are needed to show that you will be coming here for treatment.
A list of documents that you need to keep with you at the time of travel:
- Passport/Visa: A passport with valid Indian Visa will always be required.
- Carry all your medical reports, X-Rays, immunization records, prescriptions, lab-reports or any other health record relevant to the treatment. It is advised that these records be a carried as a part of your hand luggage to ensure its safety.
- Carry part of your money in local cash currency and part of it as travellers check. Carry your debit and credit card for emergencies.
The international patients co-ordinator can help organize your stay in reputed five star, three star or comfortable guest rooms according to your budget.
Along with your treatment, you may like to experience Incredible India. For your convenience, we have a Travel Desk which can organize tours ranging from one day city excursion to couple of days visit to the tourist attraction. We will provide customized itineraries (including costing details) based on your requirements.