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New national policy on medical tourism

A new medical tourism policy is being put in place in India, in an attempt to regulate and promote the countries medical and wellness...

Compulsory health insurance planned for locals and expats in Bahrain

Bahrain's National Health Insurance Scheme (Sehati) for expats is being brought in late 2020 or early 2021. Expats will be covered by insurance paid...

Developments in medical tourism in the Caribbean

Although medical tourism in the Caribbean consists more of outbound trips to the USA than inbound business, several countries are seeking to develop local...

CHKS: International hospital accreditation services

The international market for UK based accreditation agency CHKS continues to expand in some interesting directions. Having established a strong foothold in Europe over...

Another step to a universal health system in Egypt

Vodafone Egypt, the country’s leading telecom operator, has secured a £100m (US$127m) contract to develop a digital platform to support the country’s new primary...

Transplant tourism from the Middle East to China raises ethical issues

In a recent speech to the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation in Istanbul, Canadian international human rights lawyer David Matas shed light on...

NMC Healthcare in administration

Despite attempts to keep going, Alvarez & Marsal have been appointed joint administrators of private health provider NMC Health, writes Healthcare Markets international. New NMC chairman, Faisal Belhoul,...

More internationally accredited hospitals planned for Saudi

The government’s healthcare plan under the National Transformation Program (NTP), an economic action plan put in place as part of Vision 2030, has placed...

UNWTO recommendations for global tourism recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of recommendations calling for urgent and strong support to help the global tourism sector not...

Bupa’s Sanitas buys major IVF specialist in Spain

Bupa’s Spanish business Sanitas has signed a deal to acquire a majority stake in IVF specialist Ginemed for an undisclosed sum. The deal will significantly...