India on the Health Tourism Map
India is on a fast pace of growth as a Medical Tourism hub. Having already made its mark in Space Science, Information Technology, Genetic Science and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing India is now and beginning to recognize the huge potential of health tourism. The country is already perceived as a major tourism destination for its spirituality, closeness to nature, low cost-structure and relative freedom from health scares like SARS and Bird flu. Health tourism is to be the next boom. The healthcare system in India is as good as the best in the world. India has a good number of JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited hospitals which can provide care at par or above global standards and compares well with other countries in Asia. India has some of the finest doctors and health professionals in the world and there is a high level of competency and capability in adoption of newer technologies, innovation and fresh treatment methods.
Prospects of Kerala
Kerala, the gorgeous southern state of India is a tourists’ paradise. The National Geographic Traveler has listed Kerala as one of the fifty “must-see” places in the world. Being blessed with a salubrious climate and the abundant bounty of nature Kerala beckons tourists from all across the globe. The narrow strip of land has rolling hills, verdant plains, placid lakes and beckoning beaches in close proximity. Add to these a population of educated, friendly, hospitable people, and a distinctive and delectable Kerala cuisine, you have the ingredients of a memorable tourism experience.
Kerala is already familiar in health circles abroad as an Ayurveda destination and Kerala has already spread its message all over the world. Many eminent doctors, nurses and other health professionals from Kerala have migrated in large numbers worldwide and have gained recognition and appreciation for their diligence in work and for their pleasing and helpful disposition.
Why VPS Lakeshore?
VPS Lakeshore is a 350 bedded Multi Super Specialty Corporate Hospital with over 35 clinical departments, a team of over 160 full time medical staff, over 700 nursing staff and total employee strength of nearly 1600. The hospital is a centre of medical excellence with an access to land, air & water. It is a best known centre for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy, Endoscopic Ultrasonography, Double Balloon Enteroscopy, Spyglass Cholangiopancreatography and Per- Oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) etc. & the first facility in India to handle Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, Intestine, Heart and Bone marrow transplantations under one roof. Joint Replacement Surgeries, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP), Cardiac Surgery and Neurosurgery, Stem cell therapy for cancer treatment, sports medicine, diabetic treatment, trauma care, End o -Urology and Laparoscopy procedures etc. are all done here. The Radiology and the Imaging Centre at VPS Lakeshore is equipped with the first MRI with zoom in India & latest equipment. A major expansion project is in full swing to include a world class Cancer Centre and an Educational & Research Institute. Soon to be commissioned is the Radiation Oncology Centre to have Cyber Knife facility for the first time in Kerala.
International Medical Tourism
VPS Lakeshore has been receiving patients from all across the globe. We realize the challenges our patients and their families face when seeking care abroad, particularly the stress that can be associated when traveling with an illness. An exclusive wing has been setup to cater to all the needs of the International patients who visit VPS Lakeshore for treatment, and make their stay comfortable and feel at home. Apart consultations, second opinions and medical treatments, International patients are given information and assistance regarding Ground or aeromedical services, hotel bookings (including short-term and long-term stay), sightseeing, tourist destinations, ticketing, currency exchange etc.