Medical Tourism

Madurai emerging as medical tourism centre

MADURAI

When Abubakar Ibrahim was advised by doctors in Nigeria to undergo corneal transplantation, he chose a private eye hospital in Madurai for the surgery.

“There are no eye banks in Nigeria. A doctor of Indian origin suggested that we visit Madurai for treatment. The treatment in the city is excellent and the cost low,” says his uncle Yahaya Haruna. With foreigners and patients from other states preferring the city for its cost-effective treatment and affable doctors, Madurai is slowly emerging as a centre for medical tourism.

Anish George and his wife were in the city recently to get treatment for their school-going son Alan George at Aravind Eye Hospital. “We were not satisfied with the treatment in Kerala. A neighbour advised us to visit Madurai. We’ve visited the city four times already,” says Mr. George.

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