Is Kerala good for Medical Treatment?

Kerala is one of the best places in the world for Medical Treatments including surgeries. Kerala doctors and nurses are famous in USA, UK, Germany and many other advanced countries. But the best Kerala doctors still practise in Kerala. These are the doctors and nurses who are well settled in Kerala with good jobs and did not think of seeking employment elsewhere.

The recent CoronaVirus CoVid 19 world wide outbreak has highlighted the performance of the State of Kerala in containing this pandemic. It gained International recognition for its outstanding handling of the Corona Virus.

Praise for Kerala's handling of CoronaVirus CoVid 19

Some of the praise about Kerala’s CoVid 19 fight from world leading organisations and media are summarised below

MIT Technology Review headlined "What the world can learn from Kerala about how to fight covid-19" - The inside story of how one Indian state is flattening the curve through epic levels of contact tracing and social assistance." by Sonia Faleiro dated April 13, 2020

BBC News headlined "Coronavirus: How India's Kerala state 'flattened the curve"

Washington Post headlined "Aggressive testing, contact tracing, cooked meals: How the Indian state of Kerala flattened its coronavirus curve"

Why Kerala has such good health care and hospitals?

The medical excellence of Kerala did not happen overnight. For many decades Kerala has been in the forefront of Medical Education, having well established Medical Colleges, Nursing Colleges and Hospitals for almost a 100 years. The Hospitals in Kerala have successfully treated thousands of patients over the years and, like they say, ‘Practice Makes Perfect’, these hospitals have become well oiled, highly efficient in curing their patients.

Many think that for major operations like heart surgery, the western hospitals are the best. But just remember, that the doctors in India perform about 5 times the number of surgeries than in advanced countries like the USA, UK, Europe, etc. So these Indian Surgeons have good experience and the likelihood of successful surgeries are much more likely in Kerala than in other parts of the world.

To give an example, I will tell you about my own experience. I was the General Manager of a leading Company in Dubai and in 2007, I had a major Heart Failure and required open heart surgery. The Company was arranging for my heart surgery in a leading hospital in Germany. It was all arranged, but the Dubai Cardiologist who attended my emergency Heart Failure told me "You have the option to go to Germany and you think they are the best heart surgeons in the world. But just consider how many heart surgeries they do - at the most one every day.” He suggested that I get my heart surgery done in Kerala by one of the leading heart surgon there who has a lot of successful surgeries under his belt. The Doctor he suggested is Doctor Jose Chacko Periappuram.
To quote from Wikipedia article about Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram:

"Jose Chacko Periappuram (born 28 April 1958) is an Indian cardiac surgeon and medical writer who performed the first successful heart transplant in the state of Kerala, India, as well as the first successful heart retransplant in the country. His other achievements include the first beating heart, awake bypass and total arterial revascularization surgeries in the state. Credited with the performance of over 25,000 cardiac surgeries, Periappuram is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons of London. He is the founder and Chairman of "Heart Care Foundation", a charitable trust that financially assists poor heart patients. The Government of India awarded him the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 2011." .... More

So, I had my heart surgery in Kerala at a cost of about 15% compared to Germany and my heart surgery conducted by one of the best Heart surgeons in the world. Also I was treated like Royalty in a famous hospital in Kerala, having the most expensive Air Conditioned Hospital Room. The nursing care you get in the hospitals in Kerala is much more efficient and relaxed than the nursing care you would get in any advanced country. The nurses in Kerala are efficient and you feel relaxed unlike the aloof and uppity nurses elsewhere uin the world. So if you want the best medical treatment in the world, I suggest you go to Kerala.

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