Surely some of the profits from medical tourism can be used to address water and sanitation issues in India.

There are reports of a potential problem with a superbug in India, and, beyond that, one Indian-American physician is quoted as saying that

increasing awareness among US travellers about the poor infrastructure, poor sanitation, long list of vaccines, medications and restrictive guidelines and warnings about food items and fluids to avoid while in India discourage potential medical tourists.

So, these reports are viewed by some as a wake-up call in India to improve sanitation conditions across the board there, inasmuch as

A recent UN report estimated that almost half of India’s residents — that would be up to 650 million people — lack treated drinking water and modern toilets.


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