In spite of perpetually rising medical treatment costs across the world, medical value travel (MVT) or medical tourism is thriving in India. Not only is medical treatment cheaper, high quality healthcare by world-class hospitals has made India a destination choice for patients looking for treatment from life-threatening diseases as well as routine check-ups.
According to a KPMG report, MVT in India will grow at a CAGR of 30% to $10.6 billion in 2019 from $2.8 billion in 2014. MVT has been prevalent for decades and now with digital advancement in the field of healthcare, medical tourism has got a much desired boost and is a story waiting to be told.
“Vaidam is India’s Google for medical tourism and provide good, well priced option for anyone interested in availing the facility”
Vaidam Health (www.vaidam.com) is a Delhi/ NCR based service that connects travelers to accredited hospitals, specialists and doctors across India. What makes Vaidam different from the rest of the players in the space (which is primarily fragmented) is that it goes beyond the norm and also assists travelers with case assessment, visa and travel planning as well as accommodation. It’s treatment cost estimator provides travelers with information on cost of treatment based on duration of visit and a patient relationship network team ensures consultations, travel plans and everything in-between till patient’s fly back post-surgery/ check ups.
Vaidam has a strong network of doctors and hospitals and has signed MoUs with over 70 JCI and NABH accredited hospitals across the country. Having started its operations in Delhi/ NCR in 2016, today Vaidam has a strong presence in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Ahmedabad. Vaidam raised an angel round from 4CE Ventures in Singapore in March 2016.
Right from cases for orthopedic and joint replacement, cardiac surgeries, spine, neurology, cancer, transplants, general surgery, IVF to cosmetic treatments, Vaidam has so far received over 10,000 queries on treatment and travel information. Patients from over 35 countries like Kenya, Nigeria to smaller and far flung countries like Fiji, Liberia, Samoa Island have visited India through Vaidam’s network. Tie ups with corporates, insurance companies, government and healthcare facilities abroad have helped Vaidam expand its network abroad.
Vaidam is India’s very own Google for medical tourism and provides a cost effective option for patients and travelers to leverage its vast network for their benefit.
Vaidam was started in January 2016 in Delhi by Pankaj Chandna and Manish Chandra.
Pankaj Chandna, Co-Founder, Vaidam
Pankaj Chandna is the Co-Founder of Vaidam and oversees Business Development, Patient, Hospital and Doctor relations.
Prior to founding Vaidam, Pankaj worked as Vice President of Sales for Lybrate, India’s leading doctor-connect platform.
Between 2007-2011, Pankaj worked with hospitals in the U.S. helping them increase efficiency in serving patients. Pankaj has traveled and worked with private and government health institutions in India, the U.S., Chile, South Africa, Singapore and Thailand.
Pankaj holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Lucknow) and a graduate degree in Engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT-Kurukshetra).
Manish Chandra, Co-Founder, Vaidam
Manish Chandra is the Co-Founder of Vaidam. Having gathered nearly 15 years of experience on Internet platforms, Manish currently oversees Product, Technology and Digital Marketing.
Prior to starting Vaidam, Manish was Assistant Vice President, Product Management, at ShopClues.com, one of India’s largest e-commerce companies. As one of the initial employees at ShopClues, Manish gained hand-on experience in building and scaling a team, product management, operations and customer experience.
Previously, Manish worked with e-business teams at Agilent Technologies, IRCTC.co.in, India’s largest travel e-commerce business, and British Telecom.
Manish holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM Lucknow) and a graduate degree in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering (Delhi Technical University).