Indian healthcare system review by Foreigner - Going in for throat surgery
Is the India's medical system any good? I found out
myself over the past days, as I am going in for throat surgery due to a lump I
have had for some times. I carried out different medical tests that are needed
pre surgery, and I have been very impressed with the healthcare system so far.
A bit of a Indian healthcare system review for this India Motorcycle Vlog -
EP14 Breakdown of the medical costs so far: All blood tests (there was a lot):
1800 rupees = $23.2 USD Covid test: 300 rupees = $3.90 USD Pre anesthesia
assessment: 700 rupees = $9 USD Surgery: TBD but anywhere between 30K-60K
rupees = $380 to $760 USD
Please find below comments, reactions, review from public around the world
can be a little bad in India but the doctors are one of the best around the
world. As a neet aspirant i know how hard it's to pass the world's one of the
hardest exam to get into this profession.
Indian health care reputed hospitals ko
chor kar baaki private hospitals ka bekar hai kyunki wahan doctors maximum out
of India sae MBBS kar kae aate hain aur NEET qualify kiye bina doctor Bane hote
Hain. Personal experience sad bol raha hun Paisa khoob saara late hain magar
service bilkul third class.
private hospitals have one of the best
doctors and faculty...as they all are ex govt docs there for better pay
There is a lot difference between
studying for neet and studying mbbs . Neet is the one of the hardest entrance
exam only but mbbs is the one of the hardest degree.
Indian hospital infra is good as
i am living in canada i would want to be treated in india
not all private hospitals, but yeah, you're
Infrastructure is secondary.
Indian medical institutions does have advanced technological machines for
treatment and most importantly doctors are of good quality because they treat
more patients and have nore exp which is not possible in other western
i go only to good hospital like
amrita. now north india will also have amrita hospital in faridabad
bad infrastructure's problem is
now restricted to rural areas only , as it is around the world
your an aspirant not a doctor then how
can you say that it's not good here in India?? As a doctor without machines are
useless Don't take it negatively but think for a few second With out machine
how can any one person any kind of surgery irrespective to all the related
cases ?? We don't have the best but we have those which are needed as there is
a thin line between a hospital with fancy things and a hospital with only the
equipements which are needed.
Indian doctors are not one of the
best....I consider them as the best doctors in the world...because no doctors
get such a professional experience as the Indian doctors get due to the high
number of patients (high population).. MEDICAL COLLEGE AND AMRITA INSTITUTE in
Not all doctors are good, though this
may be true for many countries. But if we go for top-rated hospitals in large
cities, the healthcare is pretty nice. Of course there are select doctors in
smaller towns and private practice who are excellent. I grew up going to local
clinics all my school life (later as my mom started working in a hospital, I
got used to hospital healthcare).
Totally inaccurate. Indian Drs
and healthcare is horrible
I completely agree with you, from
all over the world we have the best doctors, our infrastructure may not be huge
as its in western parts, but health care is awesome. I believe in next few years
we'll lead the world in this too
less bt they have too coz doctors ko human body se deal krna hota hai, and
different body type has different and super unique issues, so chai ki channi ki
tarha strain krna necessary hai
Doctor and government is Looting poor
public of india in other countries people go in government hospital and gets
good treatment. But while in india government intention is making government
hospital poor so people can go to private hospitals . Who belongs to political
I ve been living in the west for
a very long time and I can say India has very good equipment in the private
hospitals. Only thing is they don't spend much on the aesthetics inside the
have you ever heard about medical tourism?
India is one of the top 3 destinations for this . Foreigners come here due to
quality medical treatment and cost advantage
For your kind information doctors from India
who had studied from AIIMS and other government medical College work
there....And most of the famous cardiologist in America are from India....so
better you must know information about this and then you must write your
but we need to see a price comparison, India is one of the best
hospitality providers with low cost... just compare prices with US, UK, EU, AU,
SG.. cost difference is huge .. I think India is not bad .. only problem is our
Government hospital services r trust worthy , need improvise that area lot
I heard westerners who can't
afford surgeries in their country go to India as it is 4 times cheaper
Bro indian doctors are not one of
the best..how many Nobel Prize india got in medicine?? I think only 1 may be
zero.. Indian healthcare system is not comparable to developed nations. Bt
india is doing good in this sector
So many of
my friends who live in Canada,UK or Australia always fly to India to get even
simple surgeries done like root canal. It still costs less including the
airfare. Also, from what my friends told, RTPCR Covid tests in Europe costs
around 60$ whereas in India it's around 4$
Many of the Non residential
Indians (NRI) send their kids to India for Medical Education because Medical
Education is cheap in India than USA where you need to take loans of millions
to attend a Medical College.....
Wait!!! you are paying for RTCPR
Covid test .Its actually free here in my state rajasthan in India and in
maximum state In India Its free bro
not from private labs or hospitals. Only
it's more cheaper in Ukraine.......it's almost
Haha...no it does not cost millions for
medical education in the US. I live in the US. Why did you stop at such a low
amount anyway. Why not go ahead and say billions to sound more impressive?
then why do American students have such large
student debts.... I have known many who pay those student debts even years
after getting jobs Even CNN has a story on it on its youtube channel I dont
know which part of America you live or even you live in America is doubtful
All that is true. Just that you exaggerated
the numbers a bit too much. I've been in US for the last 23 years and I live in
the East Coast. You are right, student debt is crazy here but loans are not
difficult to get. If you end up being a doctor, you will make many, many times
the loan amount. Doctors (especially surgeons) are very well off here.
according to CNN average student debt in
America is 650k-800k USD which is close to million Thats why we have a special
NRI quota in our medical colleges here in India....
in EU, covid test is free tho.
And if that costs 60$ too then the wages are 3-4$k too compares to 500$ in
India lol. See the both sides of the coin
I don't know what kind of people would
go to India to get an MBBS degree under NRI quota. Do you know that there is no
such thing as MBBS in the US? To be a doctor you need to have MD degree. There
is no MBBS level junior degree. Given that fact, do you think they would treat
that Indian degree the same way when they return here? Well, they don't. They
need to write exams and pass that plus interviews plus compulsory internship to
come up to par with local doctors here. You could get an MBBS under NRI quota
and still drive a taxi here.
okay even considering income diff if
you consider medical expenses as percentage of income it's still higher. Going
by the figures you shared India: 3$/500$ = 0.8% EU: 60$/3K$ = 2%
govt hospital in India is way
cheaper, but also way competitive..also, Medical Education in India is better
those passing medical eduction in West
also needs to clear exams and interviews etc to be recognised and fit for
medical practice in India..just to let you know, only 23.83% foreign educated
medical graduate could clear the MCI exam in 2021 to practice here.. "To
be a doctor you need to have MD degree. There is no MBBS level junior
degree" In US, the equivalent of MBBS is MD..its a 4yr course right after
passing High School unlike 5.5yrs of MBBS in India..the MD (3yr course after
MBBS ) in India is not the same as MD in US..in US, after 4yrs of MD, student
has to clear post graduate medical education to practice.. "You could get
an MBBS under NRI quota and still drive a taxi here." Can understand how
much you hate India but medical profession from all country have to go through
the same if they does not clear the test and interview..a US doctor may have
lots of degree but have to drive a rickshaw unless he/she clear the exam in
I don't hate India at all my friend. You are
literally tripping over yourself to defend something that does not need to be
defended. The taxi comment is actually true. "Taxi" was of course a
metaphor for low-end jobs and hundreds of MBBS type of people (not just from
India) do those types of jobs to survive in US and Canada. A lot of them who
don't have ego issues like you do study hard and manage to get certified here.
Now, coming back to your example: show me one mentally sane American doctor who
drives a rickshaw in India. Your joke may be good for Bengali comedy shows but
quite outside the realms of reality. Also don't forget that the foundation for
MBBS course is entirely western.
why they would be driving auto here well
everyone knows that India is poor not America so they will drive a taxi there
instead of driving a rikshaw here and still have a MD degree so the point is
that rich countries save a whole lot of money while getting the excellent
treatment here and nothing else.
offers good value for money when it comes to medical treatments. However, for
cutting edge and advanced medical treatments, there is no place in the world
like the United States.
lol that's the reason people
come from all over the world to India despite not having technologies I mean
how illogical comment is that, my friend technologies are all over the world
not only in USA but in India too so stop fantasizing such thoughts in your mind
obviously we have bad medical infrastructure but it's just coz of a large
That's a common story in countries with socialized healthcare. It is
painfully slow and unless you have something life threatening, you will get
appalling care. I have experience with NHS (UK), SNS (Portugal) and good friend
who lives in Canada has the same story to tell. I once had a car accident in
the UK where one person died. Me and one of my friend were wounded with blood
on many parts of our body. The ambulance came quickly, took us to the hospital
and we were just left in the emergency room sitting on wheelchairs all wounded
in between other people waiting. It was many hours before a doctor saw us. And
he saw the wounds, and said they are superficial, didn't even clean them. My
ribs were paining badly, he didn't even think of a fracture and just said take
ibuprofen. It took me 3 weeks to be able to return back to work and months to
be painfree. It was a horrible experience. Same in Portugal. I had a sudden
onset of vasculitis and both my legs became extremely itchy with purple rashes
and feet swole to twice the size. It took many days for a dermatologist to see
me while I was getting worse and worse every single day. First day in hospital,
7 hour wait, doctor saw and referred to dermatologist. An appointment was
booked after 4 days. For catastrophic illness, like cancer, organ transplant
etc Indian medical system can be bad and you may have to sell your house to get
treatment. But for general day to day healthcare, India is really good, even
the government hospitals provide quicker service than those in the west.
the price aside, even the quality of treatment is terrible. The process is
extremely slow, and the competence of their practitioners is highly
questionable. And i can vouch for that because I'm a doctor. The number of poor
diagnosis and ridiculous over the top unnecessary treatments I've seen in
patients from Australia, New Zealand and Canada is shocking
I live in
London and ive found South India( Bangalore, Chennai) and Mumbai have excellent
healthcare facilities and better quality than NHS in UK.
hyderabad as well ,whole south
region is very much well managed
Yeah, Medical facilities are really
good here.. Majority of big cities in India, promote Medical Tourism here,
hence it has flourished well.. We even offer
Then you haven't seen healthcare
facility kerala. Anyone can afford a heart surgery in Kerala.
Hyderabad has one of the best
healthcare facilities in all of India.
KIMS in hyderabad is fantastic
Apollo, Kims, Yashodha, Rainbow etc.
all these are world class with some of the best doctors in India.
Delhi & Ahemdabad &
Lucknow also have one of the best Hospitals
Kerela also have high level medical
treatment along ayurvedic partnering along Karnataka But the price is
reasonable & treatment is Good
I'm from Kerala I know South hospital are
dominating all over world even my
My home town Manipal has one of
the best health care system.
My friend in Canada had hernia and it took him one
month just for someone to look at and diagnose. fortunately he had to travel to
India. he showed it to a doctor and in one week his surgery was done! He is all
healed and back in Canada.
canadian free healthcare is a joke.. i
know several cases of people with months to live told to wait years in queue
for surgeries etc
Same happened with my wife she had a
very large fibroid and because of that we had too took her to emergency couple
times Even more shocking to that gynocologist took 4 months to call her nd told
her they cnt operate her
i know how it works as I am working in
NHS UK.If youre getting something is free ,you need to wait.just like in India
AIIMS hospital you need to wait for 3 months for an elective surgery.its all
In Indian Govt hospital doctors n other
staff they don't give a fck what you're
i can understand but dnt you thing its
too much__4 months to call back who has collapsed couple of times nd lost lot
of blood and even emergency doctor called the gynaecologist that its serious
case because she had a 10 cm fibroid__its even more shocking that gynaecologist
told her that they cnt operate her___there is difference in free and
UK health care is better than canada__i
have been in uk so i can tell the difference
U can go to ESI if he is a worker and its
fast.B4 its used be slow but not now bcos they refer to private hospital if
needed. But except surgeries i dont think allopathy is best for Healthcare
she works in a doctors clinic she got
faster appointment ,earlier it was 3 months waiting but she got in 7 days in
India medicines would have started right away ,I’m a mbbs doctor and Canadian
Gps can’t even diagnose pcos ,it’s pathetic really
yeah its pathetic bro_my wife had the 10cm
fibroid i her uterus nd gynaecologist told her that they cnt operate her and
she needs to plan a baby so after a baby they will remove the uterus ___i cnt
explain how much horrific that time for us bcoz we just got married 6 months
before that__ but when she cane to india we went to DMC hospital ludhiana
nd HOD of the gynaecologist department Dr Ashima taneja had no problem removing
the fibroid ___we are unable to understand why canadian gynaecologist in
brampton not able to do which indian doctor hv no problem doing
Brampton has issues with healthcare
,Mississauga is comparatively better ,700k people in Brampton and only one big
hospital ,also I don’t understand how the doctors there get licence ,even India
mbbs doctors are better than the gps over there ,I Read horror stories related
to Canadian healthcare every now and then ,even Canadians go abroad for
treatment ,Nhs uk is wayy better than this fraud of a healthcare system ,even
Indian government system is way better May Canadian people get good healthcare
coz they pay huge tax for that and deserve good treatment .I Wish you never
face such misfortune ever again in your life bro .
inspite of huge contribution in
canadian economy immigrants lives being ignored by canadian govt. Almost 90%
immigrant community lives in Brampton
for showing India's medical system to other foreigners because they have other
options to get medical treatment besides their own country and its affordable
at the same time modern hospitals, very experienced doctors, friendly staff
PRIVATE HOSPITALS in major cities such
as panchkula are really good. i have been to Alchemist many times and really
good experience there but def very expensive in india.
system is among the worlds best . India receives nearly 81 billion dollars as
medical tourism per year . India is also called as pharmacy of world because it
exports 55% of global demand medicines and its medicines are exported to more
than 200 countries in this world . And yes it is cost effective as well
hospitals in India everything goes very fast both money and treatment. But
comparatively far cheap than west and Europe
yeah bro AIIMS world class infrastructure and
facilities is all free and affordable by poor
U can’t complain when u get it free. I
live in canada and their health system is worst and free On the other hand
India’s health system Is best and cheap.
before heart surgery in India- " It's a simple procedure. You'll be out of
here in no time. " Doctor in US before an injection- " It's a fairly
advanced procedure and it's going to cost you an arm and a leg."
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