Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A holiday with a difference

How far would you travel for an organ transplant or for a cataract operation? Growing numbers of us it turns out are travelling halfway across the globe for medical treatment in countries like India and Thailand.

I'm based in Mumbai right now, and just around the corner from me is a hospital that is advertising its top-notch medical facilities specifically to Western populations. Come to India, the message seems to be, and fix your karma and your kidneys at the same time.

But because this type of healthcare blurs national boundaries, it also means that ethical issues of who is responsible for aftercare, for instance, are desperately in need of clarification. Read my investigation of the state of India's medical tourism industry in The Lancet.

2 comments:

  1. great article about holiday ...
    Thanks for it Priya

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  2. Thanks for the Informasiana
    verywell and thank you.....
    Good article you have here.

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