Following are some important medical guidelines to be kept in mind by every visitor in order to avoid any kind of problem in medical treatment or process:
First of all, you must make sure that the hospital in India that you are visiting is licensed or not. It has recognition from a Joint Commission International, a commission or any international healthcare auditing agency. The quality and the cost of the patient care are two other important considerations.
Then, try to gather all the important details about the doctors at the hospital before you select them. Look up for their qualifications, credential, and achievements. Internet makes things easier.
Another important thing is that the patient should be well aware about the treatment and procedure that you are seeking so that your expectations from the surgery are realistic. He or she must also have knowledge about physical therapy, period of recovery, and post-surgery care.
Do not forget to meet your doctor before the procedures start. Before anything, thorough personal examination and tests of the patients are done by most of the hospitals, before performing any medical process. There is also a possibility that the doctor might not consider you fit for the treatment and might also suggest another treatment after the diagnosis.
Make a file or a folder of all the necessary documents along with their photocopy. Keep the originals at a safe place.
Make another file of all the medical reports, and health records such as health history, X-rays, photograph, scans, MRI’s immunization records, etc., that are related to the medical process.
Make sure you have your Visa and Passport, along with other things like traveller’s check, credit cards, debit cards, and yes, some local currency too.
Carrying your driver’s license, which is valid till the time of your travel is also necessary.