Each year, several international patients visit MMHRC for specialized and competent medical treatment. MMHRC is one of India’s foremost and well-respected medical and academic centre, providing high quality medical care to international patients and their families. Our competent staff is here to offer personalized assistance to all international patients in scheduling appointments, consultations, second opinions and treatment, as well as assistance with transportation, accommodation and language interpretation.
A little background on this illustrious temple city will prove helpful before embarking on a trip to Madurai. This temple city attracts thousands of visitors every year and is one of the foremost pilgrimage centres of India. The main attraction of Madurai is the Meenakshi Temple, dedicated to Lord Sundareshvara.
The history of Madurai can be traced back to 3rd century BC. Historical evidences have recorded the visit of the Greek historian Megasthenes to Madurai. The city was under the reign of Pandya rulers till 920 AD, when the Cholas inflicted a crushing defeat on them. The Cholas ruled for more than 300 years and were overthrown by the Pandyas in 1223 AD. In 1311, Madurai was attacked by Malik Kafur, general of Alauddin Khilji. Madurai easily fell to the invading army and became a part of the Delhi Sultanate in 1323.
In 1371, the Vijayanagar Empire of Hampi, annexed Madurai. They appointed a Nayak who looked after the administration of the city. In 1530, the Nayaks of Madurai declared themselves independent rulers, marking the beginning of the Nayak Dynasty. Thirumalai Nayak was the most prominent ruler of this dynasty. Madurai finally came under the rule of the British in 1781.
Madurai is located at the geographical co-ordinates of 9.93o. North Longitude and 78.12o East Latitude. The city is located at an altitude of 330 feet above sea level. Madurai is bordered by three hills, known as Yanaimalai, Nagamalai and Pasumalai and is spread over an area of 22.6 square kilometers.
Madurai weather remains hot and humid for most of the year. The summer months stretch from March to August, with May being the hottest month. The city experiences pleasant weather during the winter months of December, January and February. Madurai experiences monsoons during the months of September, October and November
International Patient Services
Learn about us
Through this website we have tried to provide you complete information about our hospital, doctors and range of services. We've also strived to answer your doubts and queries about why you should choose Meenakshi Mission Hospital, in India, as your medical care destination. Do take time to find out who we are, where we are, what services we provide, and what our hospital facilities are.
Selecting your doctor
Meenakshi Mission Hospital, with its vast pool of internationally qualified doctors ensures that you get the best resource in each medical specialty to offer you the best possible treatment option, backed by its state of the art facilities. Our medical fraternity represents over 55 medical specialties and our sub menu 'Ask a Doctor' offers you their profile. You may refer the name of the doctor you wish to meet at the hospital reception, so that we can refer you to the appropriate doctor.
48 hour response time
Meenakshi Mission Hospital aims to respond to your query within 48 hours, if possible. Depending on the nature of the medical help required the response could include advice on medical procedure along with a quote or if the concerned doctor feels that he/she needs to know more or view recent reports, we will communicate to you accordingly.
If you are traveling abroad for medical reasons for the first time, here are certain pointers to help you plan your journey better.
Ask your doctor if you are fit to travel overseas with your medical condition.
Once you decide to continue your treatment abroad, keep your local doctor informed so that you can continue your follow up treatment without a hitch.
When selecting the international hospital that's right for your needs, you should consider the hospital's credibility that may reflect on their infrastructure, equipments, caliber of doctors, accreditations, awards and recognitions, etc.
Check the credentials and experience of the doctor who will be treating you.
Find out more about the procedure and compare your expectations with what is achievable by the surgery. Also enquire about follow-up care needed, time required for recovery, physical therapy, etc.
Please note that in most cases the final decisions on your treatment will be made only after the doctor meets you and examines you in person. It is possible that your doctor, upon examining you, may decide that you are not fit for surgery, or he may recommend treatment different from what you had planned.
Certain documents must always be with you. Ensure that you carry multiple copies of the same and keep the originals in a safe place when abroad. These will include medical records like X-Rays, MRI's, medical history, photographs, immunization records, prescriptions, and any other health records relevant to the surgery. Remember to carry all these medical reports and any medicines in your carry-on luggage.
You will need a passport for yourself and your travel companion (if any). Depending upon the country you are traveling from, you may or may not need a visa.
Bring some local currency, travelers checks and one or two major credit cards and debit cards.
Carry your Driving License or any other valid proof of identity and make sure it will remain valid throughout the duration of your travel and stay.
Your stay in India
The Admission section at Meenakshi Mission Hospital can help you organize your stay in the city prior and post your treatment if required.
- Executive and Suite Patient rooms
- Separate Executive rooms for patient attendees
- Airport pick-up and drop
- Multi-cuisine restaurant
- Wireless internet facility
- Currency exchange