Pune: Ruby Hall Clinic has received national award for Best Medical Tourism Facility in India. President Pratibha Devisingh Patil handed over the award, conferred by the union tourism ministry, on February 29, 2012 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The union tourism minister Subodh Kant Sahai presided over the function.
Receiving the award, Bomi Bhote, chief executive officer, Ruby Hall Clinic, said, “This is a very proud moment for Ruby Hall Clinic and Pune, as there were more than 50 top hospitals in competition from all over India.”
According to Bhote, Ruby Hall Clinic has performed more than 100 kidney transplants, over 100 cardiac surgeries and more than 50 bone marrow transplants on foreign patients.
“In spite of many odds like geographical disadvantage, Tier-II city, lack of full fledged international airport and being a stand alone 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 are availing our services regularly,” said Bhote.
Ruby Hall Clinic launched its medical tourism department 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 for overseas patients.