PLAN YOUR VISIT

BEFORE ARRIVAL

A Visa issued by the Indian embassy is necessary for you to travel to India.
All patients except citizens of Nepal and Bhutan need a medical visa for visiting India to undergo any mode of treatment,.
The hospital, on request will provide visa invitation letter to the embassy based on the referral letter from local Ophthalmologist with supporting medical reports (hard copy).It is advised to keep a soft copy for faxing purpose.
Depending on the period of your stay, it may be necessary to obtain a Residential Permit from the Police Department in Madurai. This can be arranged after arrival at the hospital.
It is advisable to carry additional copies of your visa/ passport/ residential permit.
5 Copies of passport-sized photographs will be necessary to register for a local mobile connection.
Before leaving your own country, you should obtain fitness certificate from your doctor and get information on the precautions and vaccinations needed for travel to India.
The patient should always be accompanied by an attendant.
We request you to carry the following documents when you come to Aravind Eye Hospital for availing services.
  • Copies/originals of all medical reports and medication details (Mandatory)
  • Referral notes from your doctor (Mandatory)
  • CD copies of any scans like X-ray/MRI/CT/ECHO (if any)

AFTER ARRIVAL

Aravind Eye Hospital is approximately 20 minutes drive from Madurai airport. Transport from airport to hospital will cost around US$ 10.

OUT PATIENT REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

On arrival, the patient has to get registered at the hospital by paying a nominal sum for consultation. If the doctor advises surgery or treatment, the patient has to get admitted. An advance deposit or an approximate amount for the treatment and surgery charges will be collected and receipt issued. The balance, if any, will be collected / refunded at the time of discharge when final comprehensive billing is made.

WARD ORIENTATION

The patient and the attendant will be guided to the room and the instructions and other related facilities will be explained by the staff in the nursing station. The nurse will assist you in getting appointment with the doctor and other test/examination procedures.

ACCOMMODATION

With a view to provide patient friendly facilities to our International Patients we have Deluxe Inpatient Rooms with, TV, Wi-Fi facility, room service, laundry service etc. We also provide assistance for arranging accommodation post hospital discharge.
To know in details about the accommodation facilities, please visit: http://www.aravind.org/generalInfo/gettingadmission.aspx

DISCHARGE PROCEDURE

On the day of discharge, all the bills must be settled before 10.00 am. Bills can be settled in the nursing station of respective floors and/or at the discharge counter. The ward nurse or counselor at the nursing station will provide instructions regarding the medications and also the review/follow-up date. The discharge summary and any other prescriptions will be handed over to the patient during discharge.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

The hospital accepts payments through Credit Cards and Foreign Currencies. Receipts will be issued for all payments made, and at the time of discharge final bill will be presented.
We charge a service tax of 2.05%.

LIAISON WITH ARMED FORCES SULTNANATE OF OMAN

We are recognized by armed forces Sultanate of Oman. We will help you in fulfilling the formalities and necessary paper work for availing the Insurance Services.

TRAVEL RELATED ASSISTANCE

We help you in booking your tickets and make necessary travel arrangements. Local travel arrangements can be also be made. We provide detailed information on Visa and Passport formalities and our executives will help you in fulfilling the necessary formalities.
It would be good to go through our Guidelines to Visitors (http://www.aravind.org/vanakkam/default.aspx) which gives you many more details to plan your visit effectively.

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