Healthcare in Chennai is not restricted to residents of the city and its environs; it has become a popular destination for patients from all over India. Patients from all around the country have been flocking to Chennai hospitals for years. Even 45-50 percent of patients come from outside the country to receive treatment in Chennai, making it a well-known name on the medical tourism map.
It’s also known as India’s “Health Capital.” Aside from having some of the most renowned hospitals and nursing homes, Chennai also has specialist facilities for eye, pediatrics, oncology, and various alternative treatment options. In addition, dieticians, physiotherapists, psychologists, and yoga trainers in Chennai provide holistic treatment and considerably better after-care for their patients.
Many causes contribute to the steady influx of health tourists, one of which is the continuing expansion in the number of multispecialty hospitals in Chennai. The government runs and administers many hospitals in Chennai. Government Multi Super Specialty Hospital, Government Royapettah Hospital, Government Stanley Hospital, General Hospital, Adyar Cancer Institute, National Institute of Siddha, and TB Sanatorium are some government-aided hospitals in Chennai.
Because Chennai receives many patients from eastern India, the Coromandel Express, a train that runs between Chennai and Kolkata, is dubbed “Ambulance Express.” Patients from Bangladesh, Iraq, Nigeria, Congo, Oman, Kenya, and other countries visit Chennai. In addition, many Maldivians travel to Chennai seeking affordable and effective treatment.