The Mauritius Healthcare Portal is an online resource dedicated to the healthcare field in Mauritius. Over the years, Mauritius has built itself the reputation of a medical hub and is now emerging as a medical travel destination. The developments in its healthcare industry have been consistent and sustained. The number of privately owned clinics and hospitals increased by more than 50% in the last three years.
Mauritius has attracted significant Foreign Direct Investment in the healthcare and medical travel sector. Major global healthcare players have invested in multi-speciality and super-speciality centres of excellence to provide a wide spectrum of treatment and services.
Mauritius is now gradually emerging as a leading medical travel destination. The island has developed expertise for servicing foreign patients, for both inpatient and outpatient treatments. The number of foreign patients grew eightfold in just four years between 2005 and 2009. In fact, Mauritius provides a suitable alternative to avoid the long waiting lists and expensive medical procedures in developed countries. Likewise, for elective procedures such as cosmetic and plastic surgeries, which are typically not covered by insurance companies, Mauritius is a destination of choice for low-cost, high quality treatment combined with a tropical holiday.
Mauritius is now being increasingly known for providing treatment in niche areas like cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, dentistry, orthopaedics, hair grafting, high-tech imaging and diagnostics, amongst others.