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Medical Tourism

  1. 1. MEDICAL TOURISM PRESENTED BY: SHAVOZ PHILIP MHM (04-06) [email_address]                                       
  2. 2. WHAT IS MEDICAL TOURISM? Medical tourism can be broadly defined as provision of ‘ cost effective ’ private medical care in collaboration with the tourism industry for patients needing surgical and other forms of specialized treatments
  3. 3. THE CONCEPT <ul><li>Cost of medical treatment equals </li></ul><ul><li> A tour to surrounding tourist destination </li></ul><ul><li>+ medical treatment </li></ul><ul><li>+ savings </li></ul>
  4. 4. COST EFFECTIVE <ul><li>“ FIRST WORLD TREATMENT’ AT THIRD WORLD PRICE ”. </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment cost in developing countries is only one fifth and sometimes even a tenth of the cost in the west/ other countries. </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHO ARE THE MEDICAL TOURIST? <ul><li>DOMESTIC MEDICAL TOURIST </li></ul><ul><li>Patients within the country </li></ul><ul><li>INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL TOURIST </li></ul><ul><li>Patients from outside the country </li></ul><ul><li>Middle East and South Asian economies </li></ul><ul><li>Afro-Asian patients </li></ul><ul><li>UK </li></ul><ul><li>USA </li></ul>
  6. 6. WHY DO THEY COME HERE? <ul><li>DOMESTIC MEDICAL TOURIST :- </li></ul><ul><li>Security reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Qualified doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Cost factors </li></ul><ul><li>INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL TOURIST :- </li></ul><ul><li>THE US - High cost, Insufficient insurance cover- cosmetic surgeries are not covered at all. </li></ul><ul><li>THE UK - Long waiting time </li></ul><ul><li>GULF COUNTRIES - Lack of advanced treatment facilities. </li></ul>
  7. 7. WHAT CAN WE OFFER THEM? <ul><li>HEART : Coronary angioplasty, Coronary artery bye pass graft,Heart valve repair/replacement, correction of congenial abnormalities </li></ul><ul><li>EYE : Cataract and refractive and vitreo- retinal surgeries, diabetic retinopathy, corrective surgery for glaucoma. </li></ul><ul><li>SKIN : Treatment of vitiligo, botulium toxic treatment for facial wrinkles. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>EAR, NOSE and THROAT : Restoration of Hearing, Nose Reshaping, Sinus Surgery, Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Laryngeal Cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>TEETH : Ceramic Crowns and Bridges, Teeth Whitening, Implantation and Root Canal Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>JOINTS : Joint Replacement Surgery, Hip Joint Resurfacing, Artroscopic Surgery. </li></ul><ul><li>INFERTILITY : Assisted reproduction. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>TRANSPLANTAION : Kidney, liver, bone marrow, peripheral stem cell. </li></ul><ul><li>COSMETIC SURGERIES : Face lift, Breast Augmentation/ Reduction, Waist Reduction, Liposuction </li></ul><ul><li>TRADITIONAL THERAPIES AND TRAETMENT : Ayurveda, Yoga, </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHY IS INDIA IS A PREFERRED DESTINATION? <ul><li>Cost Advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally recognized Healthcare professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Holistic Medicinal Services. </li></ul><ul><li>Exotic Tourist Destination. </li></ul>
  12. 12. SOME FACTS AND FIGURES <ul><li>“ Over 1 million of UK citizens are waiting for hospital treatment, yet in the rest of Europe waiting lists are non-existent. Why must we wait and wait so long? The maximum waiting time for an NHS operation is set to be six months by 2005. We consider this still to be an unacceptably long time to wait when in pain, worried and when life has been so disrupted by all illness” </li></ul><ul><li>– The Patient Association UK </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Medical tourism, the next big wave: CII ‘Medical tourism ‘ can contribute Rs. 5,000- 10,000 crore additional revenue for up market tertiary hospitals by 2012, according to a CII- McKinsey study. </li></ul><ul><li>It has a potential to attract 1 million tourists per annum. </li></ul><ul><li>Analysts says that as many as 1,50,000 medical tourists came last year(2005). </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Afro-Asian people spend as much as $20 billion a year on medical care outside their countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Nigerians alone spend an estimate $1 billion a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of this money is spent in Europe and America. </li></ul>
  15. 15. SOME BARRIERS TO BE OVRCOME <ul><li>Standardization and Accreditation. </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Coverage. </li></ul><ul><li>Speedy Clearance, Immigration and Visa Facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Proper co-ordination between medical fraternity. and travel industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Better infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Aggressive Marketing. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve services. </li></ul>
  16. 16. MARKETING ACTIVITIES FOLLOWED <ul><li>Tie up with tour operators. </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion in the form of treatment packages. </li></ul><ul><li>Tie up with multinational insurance companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation of hospital by foreign agencies. </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars and exhibition. </li></ul>
  17. 17. NEW CONCEPT <ul><li>Consultancy service by utilizing telemedicine concept. </li></ul>Diagnosis by referral doctors Healthcare facility Provided by our hospital Exchange of information using telemedicine facility
  18. 18. WHAT WE NEED TO DO? <ul><li>A COMPETENT WORK FORCE </li></ul><ul><li>A WELL PLANNED STRATEGY </li></ul><ul><li>Let us see some well planned projects that turn us around. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Palm Island. Three artificial islands in the shape of palm trees will shelter nearly 500 apartments, 2 000 villas, 25 hotels and 200 shops of luxury. Palm Jumeirah, the most advanced, will be completed as of the end of 2005. Hundred twenty-five kilometers of coast additional will be thus created.
  20. 20. The World. With broad of Dubaï, nearly 300 artificial islands, seen sky will form a planisphere. If you want to acquire one of these islands, it will cost some to you between 6,2 to 36,7 million dollars. Work of fill, already begun, should be completed at the end of 2005.
  21. 21. Dubai Waterfront. Advancing on water of the Gulf, this whole of islands in the shape of crescent will extend on 81 square kilometres. Becoming the greatest sea front in the world, it détrône thus the island from Manhattan in New York.
  22. 22. Old Town. It is the final district of the building site located at the foot of the tower Burj Dubai. This great real complex will include the highest tower of the world, the greatest shopping centre of the world as well as a gigantic residential district
  23. 23. Hydropolis. Entirely assembled in Germany, this underwater hotel will be immersed with broad of Dubai at the end of 2006. It will comprise 220 continuations whose panoramic windows will give on sea-beds. The price of a room for the night would rise with 500 dollars.
  24. 24. Burj Dubai. This phenomenal tower from which construction began last January and will end in 2008 should reach the 800 meters height. The building, built in three parts around a central column, finishes in spiral. It will count 160 stages.
  25. 25. Madinat Al Arab. Here the representation of the one of the districts of the future greater sea front in the world, Dubai Waterfront. This sight accounts for the architectural ambition and the spectacular development of real constructions with Dubaï.
  26. 26. Dubai Marina. new city, of a total cost of 10 billion dollars, will be built on a way of artificial navigation of 4,5 km. It will be able to lodge 120 000 people. Three principal towers will be set up and will bear the name of Arab perfumes
  27. 27. Dubai Sports City. This immense sporting complex of 7.5 km² will accomodate sports such as the cricket, the golf, Rugby, football, the sports of ground, track, and interior (tennis shoe, handball, volley ball). Hotels, residences and villas are also envisaged
  28. 28. Golden Dome. With its 455 m height and its 2,2 million m² of total surface, it will be one of bulkiest and higher buildings of the world. It will shelter 500 000 m² offices, commercial spaces like 3 000 residential apartments.
  29. 29. Dubailand Ski Dome. This ski resort indoor, will comprise inter alia a directional ski piste and tracks of snowboard (with 6 000 tons of true snow). &quot;Pinguinarium&quot;, aquariums four seasons, spa cold and hot... are also envisaged with the program.
  30. 30. Space Science World. Space is one of the subjects exploited in the immense park with topics of Dubailand which has the ambition to become the largest tourist park and of attractions in the world.
  31. 31. Conclusion <ul><li>Opportunity strikes once, grab it at once. </li></ul><ul><li>THANK YOU </li></ul>