I live in India at the moment and have for the previous three years. I have, however, been a regular tourist to the country for a number of years and on the back of this in about 2010 I decided to get to utilize the Indian medical system. Wealth is nothing without your health and you can get treated for pretty much anything the same day for a fraction of the cost of going private in the UK. Its a sad state of affairs when a middle class Indian national has access to a better medical system than a western country. My mother needed a knee replacement a number of years ago, the NHS had an approximate waiting time of 18 months to two years at the time. For the total cost of around 2 grand, my mother had a return ticket to India, booked into a five star hospital and the knee replacement completed in a matter of 24 hours of landing in the country.