Kenya Healthcare Industry
In Kenya there is scarcity of medical resources, both in technology and personnel. East Africans spent about $1 billion seeking medical healthcare in India annually. The Indian companies marketing in East Africa can provide cheaper health-care than private African Hospitals They can deploy managerial and technical experts from its operation in India, where about 4,000 medical tourists seek attention annually, 40 percent of them African.
According to the Indian High Commission, Indian hospitals received 18,000 Nigerians on medical visa in 2012, 47% of the Nigerians were in India to receive medical treatment and spent approximately $260 million USD. According to Rohini Sridhar, Chief Operating officer of Apollo Hospitals, the number of international patients visiting the hospital has been witness an increase of 20% every year.
A&K Global Health reveals that of all the people in Africa who travel abroad seeking medical help, 95% go to Asia, only 4% go to Europe and a paltry one per of Kenyans who travel for medical care choose to go India, with South Africa coming a distant second with just 15%. India is perceived to offer the best care at the most attractive rates.