Medical Facilities in Mumbai

Information about the medical facilities and hospitals available in Mumbai...

The Metropolitan region of Mumbai has some of the best medical facilities in India, providing professional expertise, advanced technology and world-class treatments for local and international patients.

Government Hospitals

There are over 100 government-operated hospitals and dispensaries in Mumbai providing subsidised and free of charge treatments for most illnesses.

In addition, Mumbai has many private hospitals with the latest technical facilities and qualified doctors. These hospitals provide routine health services and also specialised surgery for all ailments; organ transplants, orthopaedic surgery and limb reconstruction, and robotic surgery for example. These private hospitals have excellent amenities for patients, with television, Wi-Fi and telephone in the rooms as well as food courts, gyms, business centres and ATMs for patients and visitors.

There are a number of clinics and hospitals specialising in certain illnesses and treatments, as well as dental and eye treatments, and cosmetic surgery. Some of the main ones include the Asian Heart Institute at the Bandra Kurla complex, the Mangal Anand Hospital at Chembur for orthopaedic treatments, and the Cosmetic Surgery Institute.

Nursing Homes

there are a number of small hospitals with a few beds, providing routine medical services and emergency services. These are commonly referred to as nursing homes and can be found in most areas of Mumbai.

GPs and Specialists

There are many general practitioners and specialists with their own private practice.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda, also referred to as Ayurvedic Medicine, is one of the most ancient treatments and originates in India. Ayurvedic treatments are gaining in popularity around the world and there are many facilities in Mumbai providing this type of alternative medicine.

Medical Tourism

With improving medical facilities in hospitals and specialised doctors of Indian origin moving back to the country, medical tourism has grown rapidly in the country. Surveys in 2012 show that it is now the fifth largest destination in the world for medical tourism and the industry is expected to continue to grow. Reasons for this include the relatively low cost of treatments - approximately one tenth of the cost in the UK or the US - as well as the fact that there are almost no waiting lists.

There are a number of agencies that provide medical facilitator services in Mumbai. These can provide help in finding the right doctor, fixing appointments, and arrangements for travel, stay, and language support. Some of the hospitals also provide this service for their patients.