Gulf states is the key source for medical tourists to SW India

 

The article claims that the attraction of Kerala for those from the Gulf countries (particularly Oman, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar) is the good flight connectivity, and that many people in Kerala
speak both English and Arabic.

The article says that many Keralites work in the Gulf states.  No data or statistical source is given about the actual citizenship of the inbound medical travellers to Kerala - it could be that expat Keralites are simply returning home for treatment.

The article says that medical travellers from the Maldives also come in large numbers to Kerala, and there has been an increase in patients from Afghanistan.

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