Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences also made special arrangements for the all sections of the society by arranging private wards and providing corporate care programmes. Major credit cards are recognized and the hospital is also recognized by National & International insurance agencies which include ARMS (Asia Rescue and Medical Services – Calcutta :Exotic Tours New Delhi).
Legal, Risk, Insurance and Visa
If you'd like to travel to India for medical treatment, and need to verify if your insurance provider will cover your bills
You need to check with your insurance provider whether treatment at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences is covered by your policy. If not, you will have to bear the expense of their treatment. The cost of treatment will however be much less than the equivalent treatment in a hospital in the West.
As a prospective medical tourist you should also be aware of possible legal issues. Currently there is no international legal regulation of medical tourism. The issue of legal recourse for unsatisfactory treatment across international boundaries is currently a legally undefined issue.
All medical procedures have an element of risk.
The Indian Government has started issuing a Medical Visa for tourists who come to India for medical treatment. This visa is valid for a year or the period of treatment, whichever is less, and can be extended by another year. The medical visa enables a tourist to travel to India up to three times in one year. Two family members or attendants can also accompany a patient on a medical visa. Based on the Indian Embassy's assessment of the patients needs, family members or attendants can be granted a visa, in association with the patient's medical visa.