Owen Hollifield, Caerphilly, South Wales I AGREE with Carol McGiffin's condemnation of health tourists
accessing expensive treatments alongside the abuse of the EHIC health card, meant for British tourists when abroad.
We are running an international health service for the world's health tourists
, who see us as a carcass to be picked at.
He told the audience he found it "stomachchurning" that elderly people were refused cancer treatment, but up to PS1bn was spent a year on health tourists
Patients will have to take their passports to hospitals to prove they aren't health tourists
NHS Crackdown on health tourists
PATIENTS may be required to show their passports at hospitals under new Government guidelines to tackle health tourism.
Ask health tourists
for a credit card WITH the NHS continuously receiving bad press at the forefront of the major political parties electioneering for the forthcoming general election, forgive me if I over-simplify matters.
According to a statement issued by the Korea Tourism Organisation last week, health tourists
from the Middle East spent the largest amount of money per person on medical services in South Korea last year, with those from the UAE on top of the list.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of foreign health tourists
visiting Iran will considerably increase in the near future, a senior Iranian official announced.
Stressing that health tourists
in Cyprus can combine their treatment with vacations in luxurious hotels, he added that specialized surveys have shown that the country can develop phototherapeutic tourism, since the sun has special properties for the treatment of individuals who have symptoms of depression due to lack of adequate sunshine in their country.
This is unacceptable, especially when we can fund cosmetic operations, treat health tourists
for free, and spend millions on people with self-inflicted problems such as smoking, drinking, drug abuse or overeating.
In addition, there is a cost of between Au70 million and Au300 million from people who deliberately travel to England to get free NHS treatment so-called health tourists
which could be significantly reduced through a better cost recovery system and deterring abuse.
Unfortunately, despite the high profitability and the huge potential of Iran for attracting health tourists
, health tourism has still not been recognized as a national industry in our country.