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Tamil Nadu, a state in the south of India, is home to the vast city of Chennai. This city is growing rapidly, and is becoming one of the health capitals of India. About 45% of medical tourists in India travel to Chennai due to the proliferation of large, low-cost, specialised hospitals located in the city. This article will give a brief overview of some of these hospitals. All the hospitals in this article accept payment through international credit cards and foreign currency.

The hospitals

Apollo Hospital Chennai was established in 1983. It was the first Indian hospital to be given the ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 certifications. Part of the Apollo Hospital healthcare group, Apollo Chennai is greatly respected throughout the world, and provides top notch treatments between more than sixty departments. Many of its doctors are internationally trained, and the hospital often pays special attention to foreign patients. It was voted “Best Private Sector Hospital in India” by The Week magazine.

Sooriya Hospital is known for keeping abreast of the latest medical advances. They have excellent infrastructure, and provide all kinds of facilities, from basic check ups to complex surgery. The hospital is ISO 9001-2008 registered. The Global Hospitals brand maintains a branch in Chennai. They are particularly known for their work in cardiology, neurology, orthopedics and trauma care. Another excellent medical centre in Chennai is the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, which provides top class treatments in all areas of medical care. SRMC is one of the biggest private healthcare concerns in South Asia.

Dr Kamakshi Memorial Hospital provides excellent facilities, and is widely known for its expertise in heart treatment and cardio thoracic surgery. The world class treatment does not mean the prices are too steep, however, and the hospital is also highly rated for the excellent service it provides in particular to its foreign patients. The hospital can also provide accommodation and travelling advice to prospective patients and their families.

Malar Hospital is renowned for its integrated healthcare system. Malar conforms to international standards and is multi specialised.

Vijaya Hospital was established in 1972. It is known for its expertise in the field of cardiac care, and indeed is considered to be a pioneer when it comes to heart surgery in India.

MIOT is a large, multi-specialised hospital in Chennai known for its excellent services in the fields of Orthopedics, trauma care, nephrology, cardio surgery and cardio vascular care - to name but a few of its specialties. Many foreign patients come to MIOT in the knowledge that it will provide top class, cost effective care.

As for ophthalmology, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in Teynampet offers excellent services. The hospital is listed as a Major Eye Centre of the World by the International Congress of Ophthalmology.

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