What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In India?
The quality of healthcare available in India varies considerably, depending on whether you are using the public or the private sector, and whether you are based in a rural or an urban area. In practice, it is unlikely that you will encounter the public system outside of an emergency, as most expats take out private … Read more
What Options Are Available For Chronically Ill Expats In India?
A chronic condition is defined as a health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects, or a disease that comes with time. If you suffer from a chronic condition while you are living and working in India, then you will need to carefully consider your healthcare options. This article looks … Read more
What Cover Is Available For Sports Injuries In India?
India is a major tourist destination, and the diversity of the country’s landscape means that it can cater to a number of sporting activities. For example, there are various water sports on offer in coastal areas, such as Goa, including sailing, boating, river water rafting, kayaking, jet skiing, windsurfing and parasailing. Alternatively, you could visit … Read more
Maternity Care In India: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan
In India, your maternity options will depend on whether you are accessing maternity care in the public or the private sector. Most expats resident in the country will have private health insurance, and will not be dependent on the public healthcare system. It is not recommended that you give birth in a public hospital in … Read more
How To Register With The Health System In India
The Indian government has prioritised healthcare over recent decades, establishing a universal healthcare system and state medical insurance, and the system is continuing to develop under a new scheme, colloquially known as Modicare. However, the system is still overstretched and suffers from a number of limitations, including overcrowding and poor patient outcomes. As a result, … Read more
How To Look After Your Mental Health In India
India is a fascinating place, but living and working there can be challenging. Western expats report high levels of culture shock, due in part to witnessing the extent of poverty in the country. As well as this, the labyrinthine Indian bureaucracy and the overcrowding in the cities can make India feel a little overwhelming. It … Read more
How Does Cancer Care In India Compare With The USA?
The quality of cancer care you are offered in India will depend on whether you are seeking treatment in the public or the private sector. Overall, cancer care in the USA is of a higher quality than oncological care in India, although expats should note that cancer treatment in some private clinics in India is … Read more
How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In India?
India is fast becoming a major centre for medical tourism, due to the excellent standard of some clinics, for treatments such as dental implants, LASIK eye surgery and cosmetic surgery. Costs tend to be highly competitive in comparison to those in Western nations. Traditional forms of medicine are on offer, as well as allopathic treatments. … Read more
Dental And Ophthalmic Care In India: How To Find The Right Options For You
If you are a resident in India, then even if you are covered by one of the country’s national insurance schemes, you will find that your options for both dental and ophthalmic treatment are very limited. Most expats in the country either rely on private health insurance, or pay out of pocket. However, India is … Read more
Complementary Therapies In India And How To Access Them
If you are going to India, whether to live or for a visit, you may wish to take advantage of the country’s ancient and established range of complementary therapies. India is home to many forms of alternative medicine and health practice, including: • Ayurveda• Yoga• Unani• Siddha• Homeopathy• HerbalismAyurveda is an ancient Hindu system of … Read more
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