Orthopedic Surgery Medical Value Travelers from Sudan to India
Recent surveys by the World Health Organization (WHO) say that 1.3 million people die in road accidents each year, an average of 3,287 every day. Additionally, 20-50 million are injured or disabled. Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on such disorders and injuries of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments – which together make up the musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal system gives the human body the form, support, stability and the capability to move. With the exponential rise in accidents and stress in our lives, a lot of people suffer from injuries and diseases related to bones.
Some common types of Orthopedic Surgeries:
- Shoulder problems
- Elbow problems
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
- Foot and Ankle problem
- Spine problems like Degenerative Disk Disease
- Pediatric problems involving Bones and Joints
These spine problems, infections, tumors, sports injuries, knee replacement, arthritis and other bone related deformities are corrected by an Orthopedic Surgeon.
Special Services For Sudan Patients
Special and individualized care – We ensure fast and efficient services, which include immediate diagnostic and treatment procedures with no waiting lists. There is 24/7 staff for full patient support services, who are well trained to handle the most complex situations. Depending on the urgency, there are special consultations for scans, clinical investigations organized for Sudanese medical tourists. Even if you are not insured, we ascertain that you are equally benefitted; and we don’t need any doctor’s referral to cater to you. We attend each and every Sudanese with supreme care and patience.
Special packages – One thing that comes into consideration and is obviously very crucial while choosing a treatment destination, is the cost factor. We understand this and ensure that our patients are happy and supremely satisfied with the pricing of the treatments and procedures, they are looking for. We specially offer very cost effective packages for medical tourists from Sudan; customize the packages keeping in mind that patients are coming from all sections of the society.
Free second opinion – When it comes to illness and related procedures, certainly there can be some doubts in your mind; regarding the proficiency of the doctor or about the clinical investigation. So that you have no doubts regarding these factors and have full trust in us, we can arrange for free second opinion in our empanelled hospitals. This will surely help in clearing your dilemma and cement the trust in our relationship further.
Language Assistance – It is very important that the medical personnel are capable of handling this language issue, as health issues need to be communicated accurately and in a very detailed manner. So, we look after this issue by arranging expert translators/interpreters so that the requirements of our Sudanese friends reach the doctor properly and vice versa.
Quick visa assistance – We make the visa process absolutely uncomplicated and hassle free. Our 24/7 visa assistance is at your disposal to look after all your queries and needs related to visa. We make it as simple as possible so that there is no time wastage, keeping in mind your health issues and the associated urgency.
Logistics Support – We are with you right from the moment you arrive at the airport. Our staff is there to receive the medical tourists at the airport, ensure that the guesthouse/hotel is perfect for the travelers. Further, we monitor your admission formalities and keep a detailed track your treatment process at the hospital – either in person or over phone – as and when required. Also, we provide regular medical updates about you to the sponsor of the treatment such as, the insurance agency, charity organization, your employer, etc.
Special food – Every health issue, its treatment and the suggested procedure comes along with its own dietary schedule and restrictions. We make sure that the food issues and such restrictions are well taken care of, ensuring your good health. We have special tie-ups with local food chains; customized diet plans are proffered keeping in mind speedy recovery and for better outcomes for the Sudanese patients.
Follow up services – After any treatment/procedure, the most important phase is the follow up. Without this, the procedure is considered incomplete and can lead to a relapse. Follow up is important both for the patient as well as the doctor/surgeon. We ensure that there are no obstacles or interruptions in this phase and organize follow up services even after the patient is back in his own country, after his successful treatment in India.
Clinical camps – In order to create awareness about various health issues as well as to provide free and easily accessible services, clinical camps are organized in Sudan. There are doctors and assistant staff available in such camps to guide Sudanese regarding many health issues and associated precautions.
Orthopedic surgery: Advantage India
In the recent years, India has become a very sought after destination for various kinds of orthopedic surgeries. With the best infrastructure and technology, which is undeniably equivalent to that in USA or UK, India provides comprehensive treatment along with supreme quality patient care.
The Orthopedic experts have the breadth of knowledge that they have gathered with experience and knowledge; highly qualified and have treated every possible and the most complex disorder or injury of bones and muscles. They are well-trained and know the most appropriate course of action to be taken for the conditions affecting bones and muscles. With high success rate and constant innovation, joint replacement surgeries in India have been soothingly affordable, ensuring patient satisfaction.
Abundant availability of Orthopedic Treatments
The latest tools of information technology have made connectivity around the world much smoother. Thus, seeking healthcare abroad is an additional option available for patients around the globe. Hence, a large number of patients are taking advantage of the innumerable and advanced joint replacement surgeries available in India. Furthermore, medical value travel industry has been working with the governmental bodies to make travelling to India for surgical procedures as easy as possible for the international patients.
Hospitals in India not only adhere to international standards but also offer the best quality treatments. There is a wide-range of treatments available for bones and joint disorders; hip, knee, shoulder, including sports medicine, osteoporosis, etc. Surgeons use the best and advanced tools for surgeries to treat spine injuries, cartilage transplantation, bone transplantation, limb sparing surgeries and all types of musculoskeletal problems like sports injuries, arthritis, scoliosis, tumors and broken bones. The fixing and stabilization of the spine or fusion of the spine and other complex bone issues are done in a very comprehensive manner in India by the most expert Orthopedic hands. The Indian Journal of Orthopedics (IJO) predicts that India has a lot to offer in this arena.
Just a handful of Orthopedic Surgeons in Sudan
Sudan has been striving to improve its healthcare system for years now. Although fundamental healthcare essentials are guaranteed in the constitution of Sudan, the ground reality is quite the opposite. Sudan faces severe lack of enough medical specialists and specialized medical equipment due to ignorance and deficiency of funds. The preeminent medical staff has emigrated, due to shortage of better remunerations. The remainder medical staff neither enough competent nor has ample medical facilities to even provide the basic healthcare needs for the ailing population of the country. The situation is even worse for complex treatments such as orthopedic surgeries. The surprising statistics by Sudan Orthopedic Surgeons Association (SOSA) show that there are only 50 Orthopedic surgeons for 42 million Sudanese!
So with just a handful of surgeons dictating this arena of healthcare, the treatment packages for orthopedic surgeries are skyrocketing. This makes it exorbitant for most but the well-off Sudanese, who receive the orthopedic surgeries on time. At the same time, cutting down the compensation of these experts would be worsening the situation. Therefore, for their surgical needs, the Sudanese have to look for places such as India, where such surgeries are readily available and at reasonable prices.
Inflow of Orthopedic surgery patients from Sudan to India
Lack of bone experts or orthopedic surgeons is a major crisis, which Sudan is facing for years now. Most of the population has to rely on Paramedics or Clinical Officers. So with not many choices left, patients from Sudan have been traveling abroad for medical treatments. Many travel to neighboring African countries such as South Africa, Mozambique, etc.; while some travel to countries as far as India, Singapore, Dubai, etc. India has been welcoming several thousand medical value travelers from Sudan since 2010. A surgery could cost 30 percent lower in India as it would in South Africa, USA or UK.
The growth potential of medical value travel business from Sudan to India for Orthopedic procedures can be estimated. Orthopedic procedures remain one of the top four procedures for which worldwide patients travel to India. One can estimate about 10 percent patients visit India for such surgical procedures. If 2,000 Sudanese visit India every year, about 200 would be visiting for Orthopedic surgeries alone. According to the International Journal of Health Management and Tourism (IJHMT), the number of medical tourists coming to India was 200,000 in 2016 and the number is continually rising. Cost is the key point of attraction for Sudanese to visit India for orthopedic treatments. But quality of the healthcare, patient satisfaction, brand name and the expertise of the surgeons are the other key drivers. Estimates are that about 17,000 Sudanese travel to South Africa, USA, UK for their medical treatments every year.
The findings by International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) show that the average range of savings in India is 65-90 percent. With numbers this big, one would wonder why the medical value travel companies and hospitals in India are not salivating like the proverbial Pavlovian dogs!
The result is several thousand Sudanese travelling to India for their medical treatments since many years now. The projected growth potential would be eye-popping for marketing departments at medical value travel companies and hospitals in India. With the right attributes like expert medical practitioners, most up-to-date equipment and most importantly low cost, India ensures to bring back the smiles on the faces of more and more Sudanese.
About Indian Hospitals
India offers some of the best medical treatments in the world. The private hospitals in India have excellent reputation and our healthcare sector has sustained enormous boom in recent years. Despite the prejudices about healthcare in developing countries, rest assured that the neurosurgery hospitals in India are at the forefront of medical technology and are well equipped with the modern state of the art technology and highly qualified and experienced neurosurgeons. Indian doctors are considered the best in the world with the high level of surgical expertise that evolves from many years of training.
Hygiene in private hospitals in India is excellent and the Sudan patients seeking cardiac surgery are screened for HIV and Hbs Ag antibodies to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases and incidence of MRSA is minimal. The operation theatres have laminar air flow installed and gaining the ISO9001 standardisation, a voluntary standardisation run b a nongovernmental body where the hospitals must pass rigorous tests to be certified is increasingly becoming popular in the hospitals and the clinics.
Medical Visa Information for Patients from Sudan to India
The Embassy of India in Khartoum, Sudan is open from 0900 hours to 1130 hours on all working days. After completion of the visa service request, the passports can be collected from 1530 and 1630 hours on the date indicated.Eligibility:
- International Travellers whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation , sight seeing , casual visit to meet friends or relatives, short duration medical treatment or casual business visit.
- Passport should have at least six months validity.
- International Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket,with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay in India.
- International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular Visa at Indian Mission.
- Not available to Diplomatic/Official Passport Holders.
- For details: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
Documents required for submission of Visa Application to India for Sudanese nationals
All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through online application link by typing the http://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/. The Embassy never asks for online payment. A print out of application form completed in all respect should be submitted at the Embassy of India, Khartoum, in person on the scheduled date along with the required documents as mentioned under the required document section of this Embassy website.
- Online India Visa Application allows the Applicant to upload a digital photograph of self to complete the online visa application. It is advised that 15-20 kb and 2 inch x 2 inch size of Photo is ideal for upload. Application without photo upload is incomplete and shall not be accepted. Read the Guidelines/procedure to upload a digital photograph along with the Visa application.
- Application shall be accepted only on schedule date as written on the right side of printed online application form.
- Online visa system does not accept application with any mistake (substantial or spelling). Therefore, kindly re-check and insure that there is no mistake in online application form before approaching to the Embassy on scheduled date.
- Furnish information exactly in the manner asked for in the forms. All entries must be same as your passport detail. Applicants are required to verify the application details before submitting the online application. They have an option to save the online application form, in case it is not to be submitted.
- Once the online application form is submitted by the applicant, further modifications are not allowed. Hence applicants are requested to check and validate the details before submitting the online application form. Applicants are requested to keep the File Number (generated automatically after the submission of online form) for further communications.
Visa invitation letter
When you are applying for a medical visa, a visa invitation letter is required. A visa invitation letter is a formal document that is sent to the patient from the Indian hospital that sanctions his/her medical treatment in that hospital in India.
This also serves the purpose of a proof that the patient has indeed contacted with Indian hospital and will be having his or her treatment there. The visa invitation letter consists of the patient details, details of his/her ailment, treatment procedure and duration of the treatment involved. Hence it is an important and mandatory document required during the application and for the sanction of a medical visa to the patient.
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