The past few years has seen a resurgence of Ayurvedic treatment centers throughout the state. Kottakkal, Kairali, Shanthigiri and Vaidyaratnam are the premier Ayurvedic centers in Kerala, boasting of state of the art facilities . Apart from cures for a host of diseases like paralysis, arthritis, and other psychosomatic diseases, the Ayurvedic research team in these institutes has devised detoxifying regimens that bolster the body’s immunity when dealing with maladies like Parkinsons, motor neuron diseases, and various forms of cancer. Most luxury resorts in Kerala have added Ayurvedic spas in their list of amenities and provide wellness package deals to tourists.
Medical tourism is booming in the mainstream medical sector too; the few internationally accredited hospitals in the state treat roughly 40,000 foreign patients a year. Lakeshore Hospital, Amrita Institute, Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences (MIMS), are among the multi-specialty hospitals doing brisk business with international visitors. Some of the most sought after procedures being cardiac care, cosmetic surgery, neurosurgery, fertility treatment, transplant surgery and dental care.
The streamlined efforts of the major hospitals, health insurance companies, policy-makers, tourism promotion boards, hotels and resorts, health, travel and tour operators is a key factor that lead to the surge in the medical tourism sector. Major healthcare centers have undergone extreme makeovers to give the ideal setting for surgery, recovery and relaxation.
Lakeshore, MIMS, and other leading hospitals have exclusive international floors where perks include: luxury suites, international waiting lounge, shuttle service from airports, multi-linguistically trained guest relation executives, options for translator, private chef, other tailor-made services, individual patient attention by guest assistants, recuperative holiday at a resort