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Health Care in New Delhi

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Explore healthcare options for expatriates and digital nomads in New Delhi: uncover top-rated providers, hospitals, and medical facilities to meet your needs while living abroad in New Delhi.

Health Care in New Delhi - Health Care in New Delhi

New Delhi has a public and private healthcare system. The public healthcare system is called the National Health System (NHS) and is used by both locals and foreigners. People generally recommend using public hospitals in New Delhi for serious medical emergencies and major surgery, as they are well-equipped and staffed with experienced doctors. The public hospitals in New Delhi are usually crowded and the wait times can be long, but the quality of care is generally good. Foreigners (expats and digital nomads) are allowed to use the public healthcare system in India, but many expats primarily use private hospitals. Private hospitals in New Delhi are well-equipped and offer a higher level of care than public hospitals. People recommend using private hospitals for serious medical emergencies and major surgery, as they are more comfortable and offer a higher level of care.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in New Delhi

There are several recommended clinics and hospitals in New Delhi for expats. The Apollo Hospital is a private hospital located in Sarita Vihar, New Delhi. It is well-equipped and specializes in cardiology, neurology, and orthopedics. The Max Super Specialty Hospital is a private hospital located in Saket, New Delhi. It is well-equipped and specializes in cardiology, neurology, and oncology. The Fortis Escorts Heart Institute is a private hospital located in Okhla, New Delhi. It is well-equipped and specializes in cardiology and cardiac surgery. The Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is a private hospital located in Sarita Vihar, New Delhi. It is well-equipped and specializes in cardiology, neurology, and oncology.

Emergency Services in New Delhi

There are ambulance services in New Delhi. You can call for an ambulance by dialing 108. The ambulance usually arrives quickly, but there can be delays sometimes.

Health Insurance Companies in New Delhi

The most popular private health insurers in New Delhi are Star Health Insurance, Apollo Munich Health Insurance, Bajaj Allianz Health Insurance, and HDFC Ergo Health Insurance. Expats and digital nomads typically use these companies or specialized expat health insurance providers.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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