Medical tourism

Medical tourism
Ambassadors unveiling International Patients Lounge at RGCIRC

In yet another fillip to medical tourism towards cancer care in the country, India's cancer center of repute Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCIRC), Delhi has inaugurated a dedicated lounge for a large number of patients from abroad that it receives every year.

“The international patients’ lounge has been designed to work on a single window concept so as to facilitate the entire journey from admission to discharge, saving patients and their attendants unnecessary hassle while they are fighting a disease like cancer. Typically 7-10 per cent of our patients are from abroad at any point of time, the majority from neighbouring countries including Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan”, said CEO of RGCIRC Mr D S Negi, IAS.

It was inaugurated jointly by His Excellency Dr. Shankar Prasad Sharma, Ambassador of Nepal, and His Excellency Major General Vetsop Namgyel, Ambassador of Bhutan in the presence of RGCIRC CEO D S Negi, Medical Director Dr Sudhir Rawal, and all senior consultants. The guest dignitaries appreciated the move by RGCIRC that will go a long way in facilitating early commencement of treatment which could be vital in certain cases. All the paperwork including registration, admission, billing etc. is being undertaken at the lounge itself and the patients are directly escorted to their rooms.

The lounge is also equipped with the services of interpreters, added Dr Pinky Yadav, Director of Operations & Medical Superintendent RGCIRC. In 25 years of its existence, more than 14000 international patients have registered for treatment at RGCIRC.