Ruby Hall Clinic was awarded for the best medical tourism facility in the country. President Pratibha Patil handed over the award,conferred by the Ministry of Tourism,Government of India,on February 29 at Vigyan Bhavan,New Delhi.
Bomi Bhote,Chief Executive Officer,Ruby Hall Clinic,said,This is a proud moment for Ruby Hall Clinic and Pune. There were more than 50 top hospitals in competition from all over India. “We are the first hospital to perform complex Cardiac Surgeries in Lagos,Nigeria,having done more than 50 bone marrow transplants,over 100 kidney transplants and 100 cardiac surgeries on foreign patients at Ruby Hall Clinic,” said Bhote.
In spite of many odds like geographical disadvantage,being a Tier-II city,lack of full fledged international airport and being a standalone institute,we have still been able to attract more than 600 foreign patients for treatment during the last year. Patients from UK,Iraq,Iran,Oman,Bahrain,Nigeria,Kenya and Ethiopia availed our services.
The medical tourism department was started in 2009 with facilities like video conferencing,airport pickup and drop,air ambulance,interpreter services,visa assistance,currency exchange,free Internet,mobile/ SIM card,sight-seeing,country specific special food and diet provided to patients. Tourism Minister,Government of India,Subodh Kant Sahai,presided over the function.