Medical Tourism in Chennai

Male', Maldives, June 12 2013

Chennai has developed an international reputation for medical tourism, and now it’s even easier for travellers to travel between the Maldives and Chennai for hospital procedures.

Maldivian has been operating direct flights between Male’and Chennai (flights also continue on to Dhaka) since November 2012. We teamed up with Apollo Group to offer a free Apollo Medical Camp in partnership with Male’ Health Services Corporation Limited just prior to the launch of the new route. The event, held at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, was a huge success with a team of doctors from the fields of Orthopaedics, Gynaecology and Paediatric Cardiology from Apollo Hospitals Chennai on hand to offer free consultations.

So why are so many patients from the Maldives seeking medical tourism treatments at the various Apollo hospitals in Chennai? The flagship hospital, Apollo Hospitals Chennai, is one of the most respected hospitals in the world and specializes in cutting-edge medical procedures not available in the Maldives. It has over 60 departments spearheaded by internationally-trained doctors, supported by dedicated patient-care personnel.

Apollo Hospitals Chennai is also a pioneer amongst hospitals in India in many different treatments and procedures including total knee replacement, Birmingham Hip Resurfacing, multi-organ and cord blood transplants and Multi-Vessel Angioplasty.

In June 2011, less than three years after its inception, the team at the Apollo Centre for Liver Disease and Transplantation completed over 100 Liver Transplantations, and the hospital boasts a 70% success rate in Bone Marrow Transplants.

Apollo Hospitals Chennai has also received official international recognition including accreditation from the Joint Commission International USA whilst national accolades include it being rated as the "Best Private Sector Hospital in India" by The Week Magazine and winner of the Healthcare Awards 2008 instituted by Express Healthcare Publications (The Indian Express Group) for Overall Best Hospital of the Year, Operational Excellence and Leveraging Global Opportunity.

Other Apollo Hospitals in Chennai include Apollo Specialty Hospital (offering advanced tertiary care in Oncology, Orthopaedics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Head and Neck surgery and Reconstructive and Plastic surgery), Apollo First Med Hospitals (high quality secondary medical care), Apollo Children’s Hospital (quaternary-care paediatric specialties) and Apollo Hospitals, Ayanambakkam, (tertiary care across several key specialities with special emphasis on Cardiology and Cardiothoracic surgery, Orthopaedics and Trauma).

Chennai is just 1 hour 35 minutes from Male’ with Maldivian.

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