Sri Lanka has a free ( for locals) and universal health care system. It scores higher than the regional average in healthcare systems and has its own indigenous medicine system. There are 555 government hospitals in Sri Lanka, in addition to several other government hospitals treating according to the Ayurvedic system. A large number of private hospitals have appeared in Sri Lanka, due to the rising income of people and demand for private healthcare services. They provide much more luxurious service than government hospitals, but they mostly limited to Colombo and suburbs.