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Medical tourism is growing strong in Asia as everywhere else in the world. India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand are the Asian countries that are now picking-up the pace. Within the estimated $100 billion value of the worldwide medical tourism industry, Asia still has a modest share of $8.5 billion, which means there is room for improvement.
It is not for nothing that Bengaluru is a leading medical tourism destination in the country. A pool of talented specalists doctors in the city’s major hospitals are lining up noteworthy accomplishments at the state and national levels.
Medical tourism in the broad sense is one of three sectors – alongside health tourism and spa and wellness tourism. Medical tourism is also a part of national, international and domestic tourism. It is important that medical tourism is not only considered in terms of international tourism arrivals and departures, but also in terms of domestic tourism which is often overlooked in the analysis of the market sector.
Although the Federal Government through the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, and some other well-meaning Nigerians have decried the rate at which Nigerians seek medical treatment abroad, while some measures are being taken to stem the tide, Dr Ufuoma Okotete, the Managing Director of Diamond Helix, a Lagos-based firm that helps Nigerians seeking overseas treatment to connect with good hospitals and doctors abroad, has said that with the current state of the nation's health sector, it is practically impossible to stop Nigerians from traveling abroad for medical treatment.
Jordan's medical tourism sector remains among the most robust in the Middle East but must address several challenges to retain its competitive, according to a sector representative.