Gurugram-based start-up Vaidam Health has become India’s first and only online platform for medical tourists to get accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH).
The portal www.vaidam.com, launched in January 2016, is a healthcare facilitator connecting foreign patients with the best accredited healthcare specialists and hospitals in India for treatment at an affordable price.
Vaidam Health Co-founder Manish Chandra said, “We are extremely delighted to get the much-coveted NABH accreditation in just two years of starting operations. This is an acknowledgment of the world-class service, quality of care and handholding that Vaidam offers to medical tourists from the world over.’
Though India’s medical tourism market is growing at a CAGR of 15 per cent and is expected to touch 8 billion dollars by 2020, it is still largely unstructured, consisting of hundreds of small to medium-sized medical travel facilitators, he said.
‘Our mission is to organise this market so that foreign patients can make an informed choice and get a hassle-free experience in coming to the country and getting world-class treatment at a fraction of the price back home,’ he added.
Co-Founder Pankaj Chandna said in a short span of time, they have managed to get over 1,200 surgeons and specialists on one single platform by signing MoUs with more than 70 best hospitals across India.
‘We are now the country’s most popular medical tourism portal, with foreign patients from 60 plus countries trusting us with providing them end-to-end service, from best-quality, affordable treatment to assistance in travel and stay along with 24 by 7 care for patient and attendant,’ he added.
Since inception, Vaidam Health has been at the forefront of ‘the quality revolution’ in the Medical Travel Industry, according to a statement here.