How is Medical Tourism Promoted by Government Policies in India?

While the private sector has consistently been noticeable as a wellspring of medical consideration, since 1991 neoliberal government policies supporting the private sector have led to its quick development.

Public expenditure on wellbeing in India has floated around 0.9 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the previous decade, down from 1.3 percent (also small) in 1991 (2). Overall it is in front of just five nations – Burundi, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, and Cambodia. Simultaneously India ranks among the main 20 nations regarding private expenditure on wellbeing in percent GDP terms – around 4.5-5 percent of GDP.

A huge extent of this private expenditure is by the elite who have succeeded because of the similar neoliberal strategies. These elite, while establishing under 10 percent of the population, are bigger in outright numbers than the elite in most rich nations. In this manner the conditions for the advancement of a private medical sector that takes into account an enormous enough populace who can pay have been made over the previous decade and a half. This has likewise prompted a move in the top of the line portion of private therapeutic consideration, and the corporate segment has moved in to exploit its high development potential.

The above-mentioned facts add to the increasing influx of tourists who aim for medical tourism in Kerala, where one of the first steps to be implemented is the use of medical disposables like probe covers into the health care system.