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STORIES

Father's Worst Nightmare

Father's Worst Nightmare

Mohammad Fouzi, 25 is suffering from langerhans since 2014. He has traveled to three countries for treatment.  Still he is not in a condition to go back.

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She Had to Travel By Sea to Reach India

She had to travel by sea to reach India

It is only three months before Maryam is due completing an entire year of stay in India. In July last year, she made her first journey outside her home country.

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Brother's Ordeal

Brother's Ordeal

A brother accompanies his ailing sister.  They find it difficult to find a doctor.

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Video Stories

Imran Jazuli from Nigeria studies in Delhi. He helps patients from his country.

How a medical tourist travels, a short explainer video

Dev Singh is a pharmacist in Jangpura. He learnt Persian from his customers.

Zubaida is from Afghanistan. She is in Delhi with her son for treatment.

Industry

Historical records from 19th century Europe state that traveling for medical care is not a new phenomenon.

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Trends

Movement of patients across borders in the pursuit of medical treatment and healthcare accelerated due to globalization liberalization of trade.

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Specialities

India has emerged as one of the top three most effective medical providers in Asia, the other two being Singapore and Thailand.

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Future

A 2016 report by VISA and Oxford Economics says that the global medical tourism industry is worth US$ 439 billion, with an annual growth of 25%.

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Technology

Technological advancements like gene manipulation, artificial intelligence and stem cell have revamped the medical industry.

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Tour operators

Startups and NGOs are facilitating medical tourism by an advanced system that assists patients get prior information about treatment process.

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