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India Welcomes Medical Tourists with New Visa

India’s new M-type visas is good news for medical tourists. The visas are valid for a full year and are issued to accompanying companions and family members.

Healthcare System and Quality in Germany

Germany prides itself as one of the best healthcare systems around the globe. Munich's medical institutions are considered to be some of the best around the world due to their proficiency in timely diagnosis and effective medical treatment time. Also, it is one of the only EU countries to invest a significant portion of its financial resources solely in the development of the healthcare industry. These financial resources have ensured that the healthcare industry has all the means to consistently maintain its standards in par with the global healthcare industry’s other leading players. 

While the healthcare expenses in Germany are not claimed to be some of the lowest, its medical care costs are relatively low when the quality of treatment is taken into consideration. This has made it a hub for medical tourists seeking global-standard medical care at competitive rates.

Hospital and Doctor Standards in Germany

Germany is fondly referred to as the “Hospital of Europe”, owing to the impressive doctor/patient ratios and the quality of medical care. German medical facilities are expected to go through well-established surveillance programs under the guidance of governmental bodies to check their standards. Institutions are accredited and certified by the Cooperation for Quality and Transparency in Healthcare, the Telemedicine for the Mobile Society and the German Institute for Standardization. German medical facilities enjoy the advantage of having various pharmaceutical and healthcare giants operating in the country, as it gives them access to groundbreaking technology and equipment even before it is unveiled to the rest of the world. Practitioners here are well-versed with use of the latest technology and equipment before it is incorporated or even approved in other facilities worldwide. Furthermore, the technology and equipment in these medical institutions are regularly updated once in every three to five years, to fine-tune them with research advances and the requirements of the industry.

Physicians in Germany are made to go through tedious training programs before they start their practice. Medical students are typically a part of university training that involves a preliminary scientific study, followed by hands-on study. On its completion, they are expected to train in their field of specialization for 5-7 years.

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