Healthcare industry in India is undergoing unusual expansion. It is already growing at a rate of 30 per cent per annum and is destined to become a global health destination. The high-tech healing centers of the country are going to be the backbone of this health care revolution. Of course, the traditional healing systems of the Country, especially the Ayurveda, can also play a vital role in this movement. Medical tourism is the provision of inexpensive and fast healthcare services for the medical and relaxation needs of the foreign patients in partnership with the tourism industry.The Ministry of Tourism, the State tourism Boards and the private sector consisting of travel agents, tour operators and hotel companies are all looking at health care and medical tourism in India as an area with tremendous growth potential.
Most of the patients from countries like USA and the UK prefer to travel to the developing countries such as India treatment because they offer some of the cheapest pricing options of treatment, good holiday, no waiting lists or queues to stand in and good doctors.
As more and more patients from nations with high medicare costs look for medical tourism options, there are many countries like Thailand, Singapore and other Asian countries trying to compete with India. They have good hospitals, attractive climatic conditions and are established tourist destinations.
Indian corporate hospitals are comparable to hospitals anywhere in the world. In fact, Indian offers world-class medical facilities that are comparable with that of the USA or the UK . The expatriate Indian medical staff working abroad gives foreign patients confidence in the quality of health care offered in India. There is a huge fraternity of these medical and para medical staff working in every corner of the world.
The medical tourist can enjoy the huge diversity of our Country ranging from the silvery beaches, serene backwaters and the wild monsoon of Kerala to the aesthetic beauty of the mighty Himalayas.
India offers an advantages of English language to patients compared to China or Thailand. Also, it is believed that the facilities in India are more suited for International patients.
The unique advantage is the cultural heritage and the age old branch of treatment, the Ayurveda. The patients can even resort to this treatment system for many chronic diseases and general well being.
- Kerala Institute of Medical Science
- Noorul Islam Institute of Medical science (NIMS)
- Dr. Mohananakrishnan Perumpilavil
- Wellness industry to market authentic Ayurveda
- Dr Madhu Sreedharan
- Kerala Tourism promotes Pollution Free Tourism
- Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi
- Heli Tourism to redefine Kerala Tourism Industry
- Kerala Travel and Tourism Campaign – Go Kerala
- Faizal Khan-Noorul Islam Education Trust