Why is Kerala a popular destination for medical tourism?
Kerala is a stunning tourist spot famous globally for its backwaters, waterfalls, tea estates, and Ayurveda. The tourism industry has always been the backbone of Kerala’s economy, as it attracts visitors from all over the world. Kerala -God’s own Country – offers a wide range of thrilling and exciting adventure sports. It is also a popular medical tourism destination. As medical assistance is getting expensive in western countries commoners are finding it difficult to bear medical expenses in their own country. Therefore they visit countries seeking cheaper medical care with quality at par with international standards. Kerala has emerged as the major centre for international medical tourism. Kerala was already famous for its Ayurvedic treatments, which is healing and rejuvenating.
What makes Kerala such a sought-after medical tourism destination?
Actually, Kerala is wellÂ connected by air travel to major destinations in the world. Another apt reason is the weather of Kerala that stays moderate throughout the year. Patients take relatively less time toÂ recuperate from ailments because of this.
Kerala is home to many hospitals equipped with state-of-art medical technology. World-classÂ doctors, well-trained and dedicated medical and staff work dedicatedly to provide the best medical care. Language too is not a barrier as Kerala has a large population that talks in English. And the most important and determining factor is the cutting off of the exorbitant costs of medical treatment in their home country.
People today have truly acquired a global perspective. People from across the world are travelling toÂ another country. It is almost like they are travelling to a neighbouring city in their own country to avail of theÂ healthcare facilities. Developed countries like the big US and the UK are no longer the bastions for delivering the best. Counties like India are on the fast track towards excellence in virtually every field of knowledge, paramount among these being the medical tourism.
With a stout clutch of immaculate and well-trained healthcare specialists, expert doctors andÂ impeccable nurses in these erstwhile developing countries, there is no longer the mandatory need to spend a precious extra buck on surgeries in countries like the US and the UK.
Why do the people of Kerala have fewer health issues?
Due to its low infant mortality, higher education levels, higher incomes, and improved healthÂ indicators, Kerala has the highest lifespan of 74.9 years amongst all Indian states.Â From mid-July to mid-August in Kerala, considered to be the Karkidaka month, all the native people take rest from physical works and during that time special medicinal meal called Karkidaka Kanji is eaten to improve health.
Kerala is a tourist destination for all around the year. The good guides can give you the best options and guidance for each season. Apart from medical treatment, patients and their attendants can also take a tour of this beautiful land. The top-notch hospital facilities, clinical care, and lovely climate make treatment and healing in Kerala a great experience.
Kerala has adequate fresh water supply and people living in villages have the habit of drinking herbal water after boiling.
Even though during the monsoon season, dengue cases are reported in Kerala but with the right medication and immunization drinks like papaya leaves juice and wheat grass juices, it can be avoided. These drinks used as local home remedies increase platelet count in the blood.
The serene beaches of Kerala offer amazing Ayurvedic treatments. They can rejuvenate the body,Â mind, as well as the spirit of the tired and fatigued souls. People from Gulf countries /Arabs and other parts of the globe are flocking to Kerala to reap the benefits of head and body massages with aromatic oils mixed with herbs of ayurvedic benefits.
All in all, Kerala’s tradition is deeply connected with their health and lifestyle. The hospitals in Kerala are one of the finest in the country.
Plan your trip to Kerala today and experience Ayurveda at its best.