What's called medical tourism ? patients going to a different country for either urgent or elective medical procedures is fast becoming a worldwide, multibillion-dollar industry.
The reasons patients travel for treatment vary. Many medical tourists from the United States are seeking treatment at a quarter or sometimes even a 10th of the cost at home. From Canada, it is often people who are frustrated by long waiting times. From Great Britain, the patient can't wait for treatment by the National Health Service but also can't afford to see a physician in private practice. For others, becoming a medical tourist is a chance to combine a tropical vacation with elective or plastic surgery.
And more patients are coming from poorer countries such as Bangladesh where treatment may not be available.
The health care sector in Kerala has witnessed an enormous growth in infrastructure in the private and voluntary sector. The private sector which was very modest in the early stages, has now become a flourishing industry equipped with the most modern state-of-the-art technology at its disposal. It is estimated that 75-80% of health care services and investments in India are now provided by the private sector. An added plus had been that India has one of the largest pharmaceutical industries in the world. It is self sufficient in drug production and exports drugs to more than 180 countries.
Ayurveda is an age-old system of healing that has been practice in India for centuries. Ayurveda means "the Science of Life" and is practiced widely in Kerala. Ayurveda is a holistic system of healing which treats the body and mind and brings about complete rejuvenation. You can discover a younger and more refreshed you, after Kerala Ayurveda tours with Kerala Backwater.
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