|What is medical tourism?|
Medical Tourism (also known as Medical Travel, Health Tourism or global healthcare) is about travelling to a foreign country for medical treatment. It involves the benefit of cost effective treatment, private medical care in collaboration with the tourism industry. In India Medical Tourism is fast catching-up where people from different part of the world travel to the country for the purpose of medical treatment and get the benefit of travelling and sightseeing to various parts of India.
Kerala, the south-western state of India, or God’s Own Country as we popularly know it, is wedged between the Arabian Sea and the Western Ghats (a mountain range along the western side of India). With serene beaches, tranquil backwaters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife, Kerala is one of the “ten paradises” of the world, according to the National Geographic travellers. Couple the picturesque landscape with the well advanced medical infrastructure that the state provides in many of its multi-speciality hospitals, this makes Kerala an obvious choice for those who travel the globe for quality health treatments at reasonable costs. With expertise and technology at par with their European and American counterparts, the health care providers in Kerala also offer the additional advantage of reduced costs. Here in Kerala, the cost for many of the healthcare treatments are lower by at least 75-95% when compared to similar procedures in Middle-East, USA and UK. Add to it,the waiting time which is almost nil in case of Kerala.
Following cost comparison tables prove the financial viability.
Source : American Medical Association
Also Kerala is the abode of alternative treatment forms like Ayurveda. Ayurveda centres have been established at multiple locations ranging from metro cities to rustic villages. These traditional treatment forms include methods like rejuvenation treatments, Panch Karma and Herbal diets.
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