She also revealed on the last day of the forum on Wednesday that the Health Bank in partnership with Dubai Health Experience (DXH) launched DXH SmartCare to provide health tourists
with a single point of contact for seamless health care coordination, second medical opinion, flight bookings, visas, accommodation, airport transfers, leisure activities and post-treatment support.
In his opening speech, Humaid Al Qattami, chairman of the board and Director-General of the DHA, said the forum supports Dubai's efforts in attracting more than 500,000 health tourists
This is all before we have even got to the foreign health tourists
, scams, false claims and generic drugs, and now we are seeing counterfeit drugs in the supply chain, so there are questionable chemists, dodgy doctors and scurrilous drug companies.
International health tourists
generated AED1 billion in 2016, said Humaid Al Qutami, chairman and director-general of the Dubai Health Authority.
In 2016, Dubai witnessed an overall growth of 9- 10 per cent per cent in the number of medical and health tourists
in Dubai - the emirate received 326,649 international medical tourists.
Speaking at a press conference, the Authority said that it has made significant progress in achieving its strategic objectives related to attracting more than 500,000 health tourists
by 2020 in the light of its achievements in an infrastructure of health facilities, upgrading medical services, and providing a healing environment.
Malaysia and Thailand are among Qatar's favourite tourism destinations, and Singapore's healthcare is recognised as one of the best in the world in catering to health tourists
Dean, Heswall Curing the NHS WHEN the Labour party and the Lib Dems start using scaremongering tactics about hospitals closing, and how we should be pouring more and more money into the NHS, there's a simple way to improve the service - stop the health tourists
who cost approximately PS1bn a year.
However, amid all the political clamour and rhetoric around 'freeloading' health tourists
, it should not be lost that a greater principle is at stake--the introduction of a formal charging mechanism into a Beveridge based health system.
Permanent Secretary Chris Wormald revealed the plans as MPs said the taxpayer was being "taken for a ride" by the failure to charge health tourists
and visitors who fall sick in the UK.
We have reports of international health tourists
flocking to the UK to avail themselves of the NHS, and here is young Bailey being precluded from a life-changing procedure, for purely financial reasons.
As a result of promotional activities carried out without public sector backing, the number of international health tourists
coming to Turkey has risen rapidly.