Kerala has once made path-breaking strides in primary health care. But the scenario is grim and bleak now. One bed per 1500 patients.
There are, indeed, speciality healthcare centers, which offer world-class medical care. But the infrastructure is not adequate for our highly populated state. And the qualified manpower is discouragingly insufficient.
Recent Studies show that medical tourism is going to be the biggest source of foriegn exchange in the state's thrivingeconomy. In the next six months 25000 foriegners are expected to come to kerala for exclusive medical care.
The impact of influxon the Kerala economy will be far reaching. It opens up immense oppurtunities to foray into the healthcare sector with newer projects, promises and, of course, with newer, socially commited pledges.
Mr. M.V. Thomas
Dr. Mubark Moideen