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October 31, 2018
Dr Teoh examining the eye of an elderly patient.

Helping the needy see well again

TWENTY-five needy people will undergo free cataract surgery courtesy of the Penang Medical Practitioners Society (PMPS). President Dr Ajay Kumar Sharma said the patients were among […]
October 20, 2018
Abang Johari signs the plaque at the launch of the new hotel. — Photo by Roystein Emmor

Tourism players urged to tap nature, medical tourist sectors

KUCHING: Tourism players in Sarawak should tap both nature and medical tourist sectors in effort to help attract more travellers to the state. Chief Minister Datuk […]
October 17, 2018
Chinese tourist Zhang Lan, left, awaits X-rays during her check-up at a hospital in Asahikawa, in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan, on June 13, 2012. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Medical Tourists Are Steering Clear of U.S. Hospitals

Shoddy treatment at home is driving patients to Japan and Europe. Just as Los Angeles residents know traffic and Chicagoans know snow, Beijingers know how to […]
October 7, 2018
Jonathan Edelheit, chief executive of the Medical Tourism Association and Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, discuss plans to increase medical tourism numbers in the emirate. Antonie Robertson/The National

Recruiting top doctors part of plan to turn Abu Dhabi into a medical tourism ‘destination’

The Department of Culture and Tourism has outlined a vision to attract people from all over the world to seek treatment in the emirate. Attracting top […]