South Korea is keen to promote its medical tourism, as the country is one of the fastest growing nations in this sector. To promote Korea as one of the world's most competitive medical tourism destinations, KTO showcased its expertise in Abu Dhabi.
An expert in medical tourism, Dr. Ufuoma Okotete, has said Nigeria loses N81 billion annually to medical tourism. She said an average air ticket to India cost about N250, 000,the Indian High Commission in Lagos issues about 40 medical visas per day.
The government is looking to delve into stem cell research with the creation of a special task force designed to review the controversial treatment and offer recommendations on its use in the Bahamas.
That said, the report also analyses the growth strategies being employed by the country to continue to attract arrivals, including airport and port expansions, as well as continued efforts to remain an eco-tourism destination.
There is great scope for medical tourism between Pakistan and India, especially in the domains of children’s cardiac surgery and liver transplants, eminent hematologist and transplant physician Dr Tahir S Shamsi told The News on Monday.
Increasing numbers of Russian visitors are coming to Finland for cancer treatment, perinatal services, surgery and dental care. The demand for Finnish health services, especially from Russian visitors, has been growing rapidly in recent years.
A heavily-pregnant woman from Nigeria flew thousands of miles to have her baby at a Manchester hospital costing the taxpayer around £10,000. She traveled more than 3,000 miles to the cash-strapped Wythenshawe Hospital for an emergency caesarean.
Cradling a crying newborn in her arms, 28-year-old Kruti looks into the face of the baby boy she will soon have to give away. She gave birth a few weeks ago for a Canadian couple at a clinic in Gujarat.
The Federal Government wants to stop Nigerians from seeking medical care abroad.Dr.Okotete,director of a firm that helps Nigerians connect with good hospitals abroad, said that with the current state of health,it is impossible to stop medical tourism.
Asia and Asean as a region have a great advantage, a young and dynamic population, that has helped it to become the world’s engine of growth, but with any such growth comes demand for much a more sturdy backbone of healthcare infrastructure.
Mexicali has adopted medical care as its primary tourist lure, and it has been attracting a growing number of health care commuters from California and other nearby states. Hospitals offer operations for gastric bypass, liposuction and chronic back pain.
The Ministry of Justice said Tuesday that it will allow more Chinese nationals to obtain multiple-entry visas or enter the country without a visa from August 1.
South Korea has set up its first tourism office in the Philippines aiming to target high- and middle-income Filipinos to explore cultural sites and booming medical tourism in that country.
Members of the Forum believe that this significant issue with its vast economic potential will generate enormous benefits for the country if efficiently and properly invested.
A group of strangers gathered in the parking lot of the Boulevard Mall in Las Vegas. There they boarded a van with Baja California, Mexico license plates that would take them to prearranged dentist and doctor’s visits in the Mexican border town of Mexic