Friday, 13 January 2017

India: An Emerging Destination for Kidney Transplant

Every year, thousands of people from Afghanistan travel to India for undergoing kidney transplant. The high treatment costs and lack of adequate number of nephrologists in the country causes many patients to come to India where treatment costs are comparatively less. However, the volatile political relations between the two neighbours makes medical visa arrangements and travelling & accommodation a major challenge for many patients. The official paperwork takes a lot of time which makes people hesitate from traveling to India. There are a number of patient service agencies that assist patients to undergo treatments under eminent Nephrologists in India.
Some of the facilities offered by them are mentioned below: –

Appointment fixing with doctors

One of the primary problems faced by Afghanistan patients in India is the lack of knowhow about some of the best nephrologists who practice in India. Using their vast network, patient service agencies help them to get in touch with doctors and fix an appointment. This helps in saving a valuable amount of time which they would otherwise spend for locating a reliable doctor and have to prolong their stay in the country.

Medical visa arrangements

Patient service agencies liaise with government officials to ensure that the medical visa applications of patients are approved within a limited time span. So, neither patients nor their families need to run from pillar to post in order to acquire a medical visa. These agencies have a clear perception of the entire application process for medical visas. So, they can guide patients through the entire paper work and visa application process and make it far less time consuming than it normally does if the patient’s family handles it completely on their own.

Travel and staying arrangements

People who are traveling to India for the first time are likely to face a number of issues when it comes to finding a suitable accommodation. Patient service agencies take the entire responsibility of ticket as well as hotel booking on behalf of the clients. They find out customised travel packages that suit the budget of patients and provide them with a number of options to choose from. So, the patient’s family does not need to plan beforehand about their traveling and staying arrangements. Everything is planned and executed by patient service agencies.

Assistance in acquiring a second opinion

Patients who have been advised to undergo kidney transplant by doctors are often in two minds whether they should undergo the treatment process or not. Patient service agencies have excellent networks within the medical work. Using their contacts, they can help patients to get in touch with experienced nephrologists to acquire a second opinion whether they need to undergo kidney transplant or not. The doctors make an in-depth study through the medical history of each patient before coming up with a useful suggestion which works best for the patient. This ensures that if necessary, the patient can undergo the treatment with the help of a kidney donor and makes a complete recovery following the treatment.

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