Pakistanis Travel to India for Treatment
"The healthcare system in Pakistan is in crisis . Government hospitals are
old and not maintained, and there is inadequate funding of the sector. There is growing violence against doctors who are perceived as wealthy targets and who are more likely to participate in the “medical brain drain” to the U .S ., Europe and the Middle East . There is a new, growing trend: every year, several hundred Pakistanis travel to India on health visas to get the healthcare they need, particularly for cardiac-related treatment . Congenital heart problems are common in Pakistan . The Pakistanis who
traveled to India for better healthcare have also been surprised to note that there was no ill treatment against them because of their nationality."