One of the hot trends out here in India currently is Medical tourism. Hospitals are aggressively marketing abroad to attract patients. The basic rationale is cost difference. Number of new hospitals are being set up to cater exclusively to such segment of the market.
Here in Pune a new hospital with US standard medical facilities has just opened in recent months. So even though we have insurance, my wife and I got a comprehensive medical checkup done here. It consisted of some 26 different medical tests for all organs and body fluids. It includes consultation with all major specialist like cardiologist, endocrinologist, orthopedics surgeon, ophthalmologist, neurologist, and gynecologists for females and number of high end tests. We spent a complete day in the testing facility and the follow up consultation is included in the price. All that I paid for it was Rs4100, which is approximately 100 USD.