Nigerian Patients in India

Nigerian Patient Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery in India

Nigerian patients have been now frequently travelling to India for medical treatment. Medical tourism has had a big impact on the Nigerian patients in India. No longer are they restricted in terms of availability of treatment or the treatment in terms of the latest medical technologies. With thousands of Nigerian patients opting to get medical treatment in India the collaboration between the medical community in India and Nigeria has only increased in the past years. Monthly medical check-up camps organized by Indian hospitals and medical tourism companies in Nigeria provide Nigerian patients to consult with top doctors from across the border. Not only this such medical camps also benefit the Nigerian medical community by way of CME, Surgery training and...

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Why getting low cost knee replacement surgery is not a great idea

Knee Replacement Surgery In India

SO your doctor has advised you to get a knee replacement surgery for those troubling knee problems. And you start frantically searching on the internet for knee replacement surgery options in different countries such as India, Turkey, UAE etc. In most cases your primary criteria to get knee replacement surgery abroad is the cost of knee replacement surgery. Bingo ! you see a cheap knee replacement surgery advertisement visit the site and are impressed by the cost. You book your tickets and are off to get your knee replacement surgery. You're patting yourself on the back for getting the best deal for getting knee replacement surgery. You get the knee replacement surgery done and fully satisfied head back home taking...

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Empowering Nigerian patients through medical tourism

Empowering Nigerian patients through medical tourism

Medical tourism has a lot of potential in transforming the healthcare scenario in African countries. Nigerian patients have been making use of medical tourism facilities to travel to India for getting treatment on a regular basis. Though this has faced a lot of flak from the medical community due to the foreign exchange loss of upto USD $2 Billion every year. This is the amount that Nigerians are spending in getting treatment abroad. And a majority of them travel to India for treatment. But see medical tourism from this perspective would be not fair. Due to medical tourism a lot of medical tourism companies and hospitals from India have started establishing their medical facilities in Nigeria itself. By doing so...

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Understanding the cost of cancer treatment in India

Low Cost Cancer treatment in India

By Omar A Siddiqui, Managing Director, Medicure Medical Travels Getting treatment for cancer is an ongoing process in which the total cost of cancer treatment should be factored in for years to come ahead as well. People would unanimously agree to one of the basic fact that the cost of cancer treatment in India is highly affordable compared to other countries in the world. This cost of cancer treatment in India also includes the medications that are exorbitantly expensive in other parts of the world and are out of reach to majority of the patients. When we talk about the cost of cancer treatment in India we are including the cost of chemotherapy, surgeries and other secondary cost i.e. the...

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The misunderstood role of a medical tourism facilitator

Medical Tourism Facilitator

By Omar A Siddiqui, Managing Director, Medicure Medical Travels Medical tourism has been a great boon to patients who need treatment abroad. Patients who need treatment abroad can be broadly classified into two categories there are the one who usually research themselves about the destination, hospitals and doctors and make the decision and there are some who   take the services of a medical tourism facilitator. The hospitals on the other hand take help of medical travel facilitators to grow their market reach and get greater number of patients referred to their facilities. Thus, a medical travel facilitator has a dual role for both patients and hospitals. But despite forming an important link between the patients and the hospitals a...

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