The question that gets asked the most is what is the association between health care and tourism? The reason why tourism holds a significant post in the health or medical sector is that if the patient is rested and relaxed then the treatment will be more fruitful. The tourism market report of 2015 reveals that India has one of the lowest cost and highest quality of all medical tourism destinations in Asia and maybe even in the world. It goes without saying that God’s Own Country, Kerala is one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India mainly because it has satisfied the entire necessary criterion for being a top medical destination. Its sun-kissed beaches, lush green forests and exquisite hill stations are to be witnessed at least once in your life.
Kerala also boasts an index of advanced hospitals with world-class facilities, renowned doctors that specialize in several major disciplines, trained medical staff and technicians who are well versed in the English language. The medical tourism in Kerala also includes holistic systems of medicine such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Naturopathy, Yoga and Meditation and modern medicines like Allopathy – surgery, plastic surgery, dental treatment and eye care treatment all under very affordable prices when compared to the European nations. The next prominent step that must be adopted to improve the medical tourism in Kerala is to instil friendlier laws and practices by the government with regards to medical tourism in particular.