Friday, 6 July 2018

Why India is most preferable location for Medical Treatment by Kenyan patients?

India is leaving no stone unturned to upgrade its healthcare sector
attracting patients across the globe. In the last 10 years or so, India
has been the Favourite Destination for patients seeking low-cost
surgeries or cosmetic upliftment. The reason: Medical treatments in
India are the lowest in Asia regions and the techniques in hospitals are
cutting edge & advanced. Moreover, Indian government is taking
steps to deal with infrastructure problems that obstruct the country’s
enlargement in the field of medical tourism India.

When compared to the United States and the United Kingdom, treatment
cost in India is far less. For e.g. Knee joint replacement cost in India
is around $5,000 in comparison to countries like the UK where the same
surgery costs around $15,000. Furthermore, regular medical check-ups and
examinations, such as ultrasounds, blood tests and X-rays are
substantially lower in most Indian diagnostic centres.

Some of the popular medical treatments which are done on tourists demand
and requirements in India include bone-marrow transplant, knee
transplant, eye surgery, cosmetic surgery, alternative medicine, hip
replacement, dental care, and cardiac bypass. India is known in
particular for heart surgery, hip resurfacing and other areas of
advanced medicine.

Being able to avail the entire treatment at a much lower price. The
difference is as huge, almost half of the amount required to avail the
treatment in the home country.
The lack of insurance makes it impossible for individuals to avail
treatments in their home country.
The availability of immediate services in other nations. In many
countries the demand for specialized treatment is high and availability
is limited, making it necessary for people to wait for months to get an
appointment with accomplished doctors.
Better quality treatments available in other countries.
Lack of medical and healthcare facilities to meet unique medical
challenges people face, compelling them to resort to treatment in other

India offers cost-effective medical treatments.
The doctors are well trained from various international medical
The hospitals offer high-quality treatments and services.
Availability of quality residential facilities, as well as
cost-effective hotel stay.
The travel expenses are reasonable.
All kinds of support throughout the process of treatment are available
in the country.

Most of the well-known medical services that are growing at a rapid rate
in India are also included as a part of medical tourism in India
advantages. These treatments are –

Eye surgery
Spine surgery
All types of bone and joints treatments
Cosmetic surgeries
Blood vessel treatments
Stomach related treatments
Heat related treatments and surgeries
Ayurveda treatments and therapies
Dental treatments
Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
Laser hair removal treatments
Hair implants and treatments
Spa and beauty treatments
Infertility Treatments

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Some Possible Reason For Infertility in Jammu & Kashmir

Infertility is not being able to get pregnant after having regular sexual intercourse without birth control for at least 1 year (or 6 months if the woman is 35 or older).

Infertility can be caused by problems in a man's or a woman's reproductive system. Problems in the woman's body are responsible for about half of the cases of infertility.

A woman may be infertile because her ovaries are not releasing eggs or the ovaries may have trouble releasing healthy eggs. This is more likely to be a problem when a woman is over age 35.

An abnormal or damaged fallopian tube or uterus can be another cause of infertility. When an egg is released, it must pass through a fallopian tube to the uterus. A man's sperm must join with (fertilize) the egg along the way. The fertilized egg must then attach to the inside of the uterus.

A woman may have trouble getting pregnant because of a problem with her partner's sperm. In rare cases, a woman's body is allergic to sperm and destroys it. Often the cause of infertility cannot be found.

There are many cases of infertility seen among women in Kashmir and has forced thousands to go for assisted reproduction. Increased age of marriage, changing lifestyle, deficiency of vital nutrition and other reasons have helped in the growth rate of infertility among women during the last decade.

A study in 2007 showed that the primary infertility in Kashmir is about to 15% but the statistics were not updated from a long time, gynecologists believe that the rate of primary fertility confronting a large number of women in what is called the 'reproductive ages' has dramatically increased.

The percentage of women affected with Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in Kashmir is increasing day by day a survey showed that more than 29% of adolescent girls are having early signs of PCOS, making their chances of a smooth reproduction really bleak.

Doctors believe that the best reproductive years in a woman's life are between the ages of 18 to 28 years. Although in Kashmir, late marriages have become a trend because of many socio-economic reasons. It is because of delayed marriages in late 20s and 30s that takes women in the uncertain arena of infertility.

With age the quality of eggs produced by women also get affected. The quality among women over 30 won't be as good as those produced by women in their 20's. So with advanced age the chances of conceiving decrease proportionately.

Many scientific studies have found a strong relation between Vitamin D deficiency and PCOS. Similarly the link between physical inactivity, high calorie-low fibre diet has long been established. Many experts feel that the role of cultural mores that restrict the mobility and physical activity of girls and its link with PCOS has not been explored fully.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Ignorance - Sometimes it can be very Dangerous

Nothing is this world is more dangerous than an ignorance and irrelevance. One should not ignore such things that can prove to be hazardous in future if not taken care properly.

For instance, if one chooses to have her delivery done in a small nursing home without taking care of the in house ICU facilities and if any possible complication arises like heavy bleeding, it can further lead to death of the mother or baby.

Very recently, Supreme Court has delivered a judgment in a case where in a nursing home in Bengal was implicated for performing Hysterectomy on a patient and not been able to provide in house ICU facilities when problems arose.

The judgment had an implied affect that Hospitals/Nursing Homes which don't have ICU facility if performs surgeries which generally requires intensive care in post operative period shall amount to medical negligence in reference to consumer courts and shall be liable for compensation.

The fact remains that only 10-15% patients require intensive monitoring and care even after a routine surgery. A normal delivery which can be conducted by a nurse at a maternity center without any kind of risk can convert into a very high risk procedure because of a post partum hemorrhage and shall require shifting to an ICU. It does not mean that all deliveries should be conducted in a hospital with an ICU.

An ICU is a specialized wing of healthcare which is not created by infrastructure and installation of equipment alone but it also needs trained manpower round the clock with 24 hours lab back up.

There are many maternity hospitals and nursing homes available, so it is necessary to begin your search well in advance. If you can find a hospital that suits your expectations and budget then you can have a relaxed childbirth without any complaints.

Make sure that your gynecologist can come and attend your delivery regardless of time and place choose the hospital based on the availability of your gynecologist or obstetrician.

See if the hospital has in-house or on-call pediatricians to check the baby post delivery. Also ensure whether they will allow the mother and baby to stay in the same hospital room in case of normal delivery.

Ask if there is a Neo-natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and adult ICU to be sure to handle any unforeseen medical conditions for the baby or the mother post delivery. If not, then don't opt for that nursing home as further it can lead to severe complications.