Medical tourism is a term used when a foreigner travels to another country to avail of proper medical treatment.
In the field of ophthalmology, i.e., Eye Care, medical tourism assumes great importance. All eye surgeries are Day Care surgeries. The patient is mobile and can travel immediately without much restriction. This is why medical tourism is a big success in ophthalmology. Most surgeries are performed under topical anaesthesia only, and the patient can watch television and move about within half an hour after Cataract and Refractive surgeries.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
BEFORE ARRIVALA Visa issued by the Indian embassy is necessary for you to travel to India.
All patients except citizens of Nepal and Bhutan need a medical visa for visiting India to undergo any mode of treatment,.
The hospital, on request will provide visa invitation letter to the embassy based on the referral letter from local Ophthalmologist with supporting medical reports (hard copy).It is advised to keep a soft copy for faxing purpose.
Depending on the period of your stay, it may be necessary to obtain a Residential Permit from the Police Department in Ahmedabad. This can be arranged after arrival at the hospital.
It is advisable to carry additional copies of your visa/ passport/ residential permit.
5 Copies of passport-sized photographs will be necessary to register for a local mobile connection.
Before leaving your own country, you should obtain fitness certificate from your doctor and get information on the precautions and vaccinations needed for travel to India.
We request you to carry the following documents when you come to Diva Eye Institute for availing services.
- Copies/originals of all medical reports and medication details (Mandatory)
- Referral notes from your doctor (Mandatory)
- CD copies of any scans like X-ray/MRI/CT/ECHO (if any)
AFTER ARRIVALDiva Eye Institute is approximately 20 minutes drive from Ahmedabad airport. Transport from airport to hospital will cost around US$ 7.
OUT PATIENT REGISTRATION PROCEDUREOn arrival, the patient has to get registered at the hospital by paying a nominal sum for consultation. If the doctor advises surgery or treatment, the patient has to get admitted. An advance deposit or an approximate amount for the treatment and surgery charges will be collected and receipt issued. The balance, if any, will be collected / refunded at the time of discharge when final comprehensive billing is made.
WARD ORIENTATIONThe patient and the attendant will be guided to the room and the instructions and other related facilities will be explained by the staff in the nursing station. The nurse will assist you in getting appointment with the doctor and other test/examination procedures.
ACCOMMODATIONWith a view to provide patient friendly facilities to our International Patients we have Deluxe Inpatient Rooms with, TV, room service, laundry service etc. We also provide assistance for arranging accommodation post hospital discharge.
DISCHARGE PROCEDUREOn the day of discharge, all the bills must be settled before 1:00 pm. Bills can be settled in the nursing station of respective floors and/or at the discharge counter. The ward nurse or counselor at the nursing station will provide instructions regarding the medications and also the review/follow-up date. The discharge summary and any other prescriptions will be handed over to the patient during discharge.
PAYMENT OPTIONSThe hospital accepts payments through only Indian Rupees (INR). Receipts will be issued for all payments made, and at the time of discharge final bill will be presented.
TRAVEL RELATED ASSISTANCEWe help you in booking your tickets and make necessary travel arrangements. Local travel arrangements can be also be made. We provide detailed information on Visa and Passport formalities and our executives will help you in fulfilling the necessary formalities.
EXPERT OPINION/ QUERIESKindly describe your eye ailment along with personal details like, Name, Gender, Age, Medical Record Number(in case of review patients), Address including name of the City, District, State, Country, Pincode as well as Phone/ Mobile Number etc.
In case of referral patients or patients coming for second opinion , please attach your previous medical records. You may send in your queries / requests to Email :- email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Indians are known to be very successful physicians and surgeons all over the world, including in the USA, Europe and Asia. Now, with world class facilities in the country itself, we can do an even better job with our vast clinical experience.
Ahmedabad, being a city of entrepeuners,aspires to be one of the best healthcare providers bin the country. Having an international airport and good infrastructure are also conducive to Ahmedabad being a Medical Hub. There are many places of religious and touristic interest in the near vicinity, such as Dwarka, Shrinathji, Ambaji. Tourist destinations such as Gir forest are close by. Rajasthan, Goa, Agra and others are also just a short flight away.
- Ophthalmic Surgeons who are Pioneers in Phako Emulsification in the country
- Cutting Edge Technology
- Equipment and facilities at par with the best international eye institutes
- Vast surgical experience as we have phenomenal surgical volumes
- Hospital has registered with the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals (NABH)
- Fluency in English which eases communication problems
- Hospital and infrastructure built with international standards
- Laminar Flow Operation Theatres
- High standards of care for sterilization and disinfection according to international norms