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6

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Dubai plans to receive 500k medical tourists annually

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As a part of the master plan for increasing the target of medical tourists to 500,000, Dubai will be constructing 22 new hospitals to attract international patients and increase its revenue to Dh2.6 billion by 2020. For realising this, thousands of hospital support staff would be recruited and new visas would be offered as a part of the plan of the UAE to project itself as a major hub of medical tourism by 2020, when it would be hosting Expo 2020.  Essa Al Maidoor, director general of the Dubai Health Authority said, “Our target is to attract 500,000 people only…

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Apr
30

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Medical tourism: The future of global healthcare

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The Government of Kenya for its long-term project Kenya’s Vision 2030- has identified some flagship projects in the medium term i.e. from 2008-2012, out of which one is to delink the Ministry of Health from the delivery of services in order to enhance the management of the health institutions of the country. It is a good measure of making counties responsible for delivering and maintaining health services; however, they must exercise a certain process wherein substandard healthcare and services do not tarnish the industry.  Many middle-income economies have made quality healthcare a priority for not only domestic healthcare but also…

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Apr
24

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Risks involved with medical tourism

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While millions of patients move to developed countries each year to experience high quality treatment at low cost. The remarkable growth in the medical tourism sector, numerous facilities are still trying to attract potential medical tourists using unethical practices. The laws and healthcare authoritarian in developed countries are not strict as they are in developed nations. While the medical tourism is old as tourism itself as the for centuries, populations across the globe have been travelling for health care, such as taking several trips to spa town homes to mineral waters that were said to have some healing properties. People…

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