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Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur treats 13 Paediatrics patients suffering from Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) from Iraq

Date : May 03, 2017

The team of doctors at Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur successfully treated Paediatric cardiac patients from Iraq giving a big boost to the medical tourism sector in the city. The patients suffering from Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) could not get proper medical care and treatment before getting treated at the hospital. The team of doctors is led by Dr Sunil Kaushal, Additional Director & Head of Department, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery in Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur.

In India, medical tourism has grown impressively of late and according to Government of India, the number of Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) in India on Medical Visa in the past three years are 75,688 (2014), 1,34,344 (2015) and 2,01,333 (2016) respectively.[i] This has been possible due to the excellent clinicians who provide best clinical solution for any ailment. This is equally supplemented by excellent patient care by world class nursing as well as modern medical infrastructure at affordable costs. The success of these cases is going to go a long way in promoting Jaipur as an ideal destination for seeking world class medical treatment for medical tourists.

Speaking about the health of the patients, Dr. Sunil Kaushal said, “The children were treated for Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs). The patients have responded well to the treatment prescribed by the team along with some excellent patient care by our nursing team. Out of the total children, 7 patients have already been discharged while the rest are recovering and are under observation. Once discharged, all of them will be able to lead a completely normal and healthy lives."

Mr. Prateem Tamboli, Zonal Director, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur said, “This is a proud moment for the entire team at Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. I congratulate everyone on this stupendous achievement, especially Sunil Kaushal and Dr. Sanjay Khatri, for meticulously planning and treating the patients. This would not have been possible without excellent patient care by nursing team & our support staff. We have the skill, infrastructure and team in place to provide medical care to anyone visiting India for treatment.”

Fortis Escorts Hospital has already taken several initiatives towards its social responsibility. As an active member of “Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Mission,” the hospital has treated several needy patients from Chief Ministers & Prime Minister Relief Fund. In continuation to our endeavor to make Jaipur city and state proud, we had already piloted medical treatment for overseas patients to enhance medical tourism.

In the resurgent Indian medical tourism scenario, Fortis Hospital has registered a remarkable position by treating almost 15% of all international patients visiting the country for treatment. With the huge expanse of clinical expertise across specialties along with state-of-the-art world class medical technology, Fortis has been able to create a niche in providing clinical solutions for medical ailments, including many complex clinical cases. The country’s leading hospital chain is equipped with one of the best tertiary care centre in the world. The integrated healthcare delivery service provider has won many accolades of international repute for its compassionate patient care in conjunction with excellent clinical solutions.

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