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Second medical tourism insurance plan launches Eight months after the launch of the innovative Health Traveller comes another special product to support medical tourism.

Government consults on EU patient mobility The government is conducting an eight-week consultation to seek the views of healthcare professionals, patient groups, health organisations and the public on the new Patient Mobility EU Directive.

Korea allows hospitals to market to medical tourists The government in Korea has approved a bill allowing hospitals to use marketing tactics to encourage overseas patients, it has been revealed.

Medical tourists enjoy wellness breaks in Poland Poland has already established itself as one of the main destinations for UK patients seeking treatment abroad and it is now becoming just as popular for its spa resorts, it has been claimed.

Governor backs Indian city for medical tourism The governor of the Indian state of Punjab, General Sunith Francis Rodrigues, has set out plans for bolstering Chandigarh's image as a medical tourism destination.

India becoming medical tourism hub India's medical tourism market is growing quickly thanks to its low treatment costs and large number of competing private companies, reports reveal.

Gastric balloon 'popular' in India The gastric balloon has emerged as a popular form of obesity treatment in India, it has been revealed.

Australian IVF centre to cater for medical tourists Fertility specialists in Australia are soon to open a five-star luxury resort which will offer infertility treatment for overseas tourists.

Travel to India for a hip replacement - send the bill to the NHS? An Edinburgh man has just flown back from India where he had a hip operation at a fraction of the cost of private treatment in Scotland.

Cross border healthcare plans: advice for patients The BMA has broadly welcomed plans to allow greater mobility for patients from within the EU to travel abroad for healthcare services.

Orlando seeks to attract overseas patients The Florida city of Orlando is looking at ways to attract more patients from overseas in order to bolster the state's medical tourism industry.

Hyderabad hospitals to focus on medical tourism Hospitals in Hyderabad already welcome many foreign patients who want medical treatment abroad and are likely to attract many more in the future, an official has claimed.

32 year ols Iraqi lady set to go back to Iraq after a complicated heart surgery at Wockhardt After a complicated heart surgery at Wockhardt Hospitals Bangalore, Orubah Abdulshah, 32 year old Iraqi lady is all set to go back to Iraq with a new lease of life.

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India's image issues 'do not reflect quality of healthcare' Images of India being a nation plagued by poverty do not reflect the excellent quality of its healthcare, an expert has said.

International SOS signs agreement with PICC 11 November 2010 Hong Kong - International SOS, the world’s leading international healthcare, medical assistance, and security services company, has signed an agreement with the People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Ltd (PICC) to provide emergency medical services for the 16th Asian Games (XVI Asiad) taking place in Guangzhou and co-hosted in Dongguan, Foshan and Shanwei.

Malaysian medical tourism sector is expected to grow at the CAGR of 20% during 2009-2012 According to our latest report “Malaysia Medical Tourism Outlook 2012”, Malaysian health tourism sector has managed to attract large number of tourists, despite financial slowdown

The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz team celebrateswinning three renowned awards The Grand Resort Bad Ragaz team is celebrating its achievement of winning three renowned awards in 2011, sharing its success with its guests through an Award Winner Special

'Butt lift' demand on the rise Most parts of the body can now be enhanced by cosmetic surgery and the rear end is no exception.

Philippines Department of Tourism refutes faith healing for medical tourism The Department of Tourism (DOT) and Health and Wellness Alliance of the Philippines (HEAL Philippines) would like to make it clear to all Filipinos and the international community that, in keeping with official government policy and in solidarity with the Department of Health (DOH), WE DO NOT PROMOTE NOR ESPOUSE the use of so-called “quack doctors” nor “faith healers” in treating illnesses.

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