The Benefits of Medical Tourism

Owing to globalization, the medical tourism has also seen a rise in the recent years. Many people from the western developed countries visit developing nations to seek medical treatment, which in turn leads to the increase in the local revenue of the country, thereby facilitating medical tourism. The availability of procedures is a decisive factor in choosing the tourist’s destination, as sometimes the same treatment in the UK or US may take months or even years to obtain as people have to wait on long lists. Other times, the same procedure may be illegal in the tourist’s country, but are legal and practiced in other countries.

Another possible benefit of medical tourism is the quality of healthcare, with cost effective solutions, where most westerners save up to 30-80% when they travel to a developing country for the same treatment. On the bright side, medical tourism also gives the tourists an opportunity to travel and explore the country they are seeking treatment from. Due to the advent of internet and technology, most international patients are assisted by the local hospitals and their staff, who also provide help in booking hotels and flights, thereby putting the patient at ease.

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.