Superbug Does Not Affect Medical Tourism Numbers

by Kathy Jones on  August 17, 2010 at 10:03 PM General Health News
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The number of patients who flock to India to get treatment continues to rise even after a report published in a leading British medical journal warned of patients who travel to the country getting infected with a possible "superbug".
 Superbug Does Not Affect Medical Tourism Numbers
Superbug Does Not Affect Medical Tourism Numbers

Last week's report in The Lancet has got its fair share of criticism from a number of leading medical experts in India who claim that such an infection is being found in patients who have never travelled to the country. There were fears that the report would drastically affect the booming "medical tourism" to the country but a number of foreigners continue to come to India to get the treatment which is either not available or too expensive in their own country.

Canadian Sandra Kniffen was told by doctors in her country that they could do nothing more to ease her problems due to multiple sclerosis. However the 57-year old travelled to India following an advice from her friend and is now looking forward to visiting Taj Mahal after a successful surgery.

"People at home said I should wait, but I'm going to be 90 before this is available in Canada. It's not like we don't have problems in Canada, too. We have had SARS and the H1N1 flu and I can honestly say this has been first-class treatment", she said.

Source: Medindia

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Definitely Not, Even I am Indian the medical system in India is real crap, they all money minded and they never ever reveal to patients or relatives, They always think that They are GOD and infact they don't open their Lip, finally not even the they don't say Sorry, my own Mother is victim, they really killed my mother, She went for Knee replacement operation in Isabel hospital chennai and She got temperature and never stopped and She survived only 10 days, simply they say Drug allergy but it is not, looks like they have done wrong medication, even after we move to Apollo, they promised so many things like they will do biopsy, we moved her on Saturday but no one turned until Monday, but they never give any treatment but every time they ask same question "Are you affordable"????? and never did any medication whatever they promised before we move to Apollo. Even though it is slow in western countries and there is very good system in place, accident can happen anywhere but they should reveal and honest, in India there is no such word called "HONEST". so if you really risk yourself then you can goto these hospitals in India.


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