Basic amenities like air connectivity, road links, conveyance services, and internet connectivity are not up to international standards in India. Most health travelers choose their destination based on the basic amenities available there. Therefore, they need to be upgraded and made easily accessible to people. Getting a travel visa is another critical issue that the Indian government should address so that foreign tourists coming to India are provided with medical visas. The medical visa allows the patient to bring along two attendants by also enabling them to have access to the finest medical care in the finest of hospitals in the country. The current infrastructure and facilities in Indian private hospitals are considered to be on par with those in the UK and the US. India is seeing annual growth of 30 percent in the medical tourism industry; therefore, there is a huge opportunity to expand the hospital infrastructure. Keeping this in mind, the government of India is encouraging private sector investment in medical tourism.
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.