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Medical tourism news - September 2009

Monday, 28 September 2009

Insurance to cover Travel for Treatment complications!

PJ Hayman, a specialist travel insurer, has launched the first policy to cover medical bills arising from complications after cosmetic, dental or elective surgery abroad. It has had to convince the scheme's underwriters at AXA that it will not be covering bodged operations by backstreet doctors and it argues that the Travel for Treatment policy will cover only surgery undertaken in officially registered and regulated hospitals. For full article see link below

business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/health/article6851631.ece

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Iceland constructing health village

After an agreement was signed to confirm the location, Iceland is getting closer to completing its healthcare village- which aims to cluster specialised health services in the one area and begin substantial medical tourism in Iceland. Iceland Health's initial product offering will include joint surgery and obesity surgeries, including important post-surgery. For full details visit the link below

www.enewswire.co.uk/2009/09/22/iceland-health-tourism-takes-step-closer-asbru/

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Northern Australia pushes to claim its stake as a medical tourism destination

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) is pushing for Australia to become a leading medical tourism destination and will hold a conference in Cairns, in far north Queensland, tomorrow to discuss the issue. Mr Hingerty says medical tourism is one of the fastest growing niche tourism markets in the world and could help save the country's flailing tourism industry. For a full copy of the article please refer to the link below. "People travel to Australia and Cairns because of the reasons that we Australians often overlook, we have clean air, clean water, people come here to bask in some of that purity and we just want to extend that by saying, 'well why you're here enjoying some of that purity then you can also have a medical check up or a medical service if you so wish'," he said.

www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/09/02/2673992.htm