February 19, 2005
NO ONE GOES TO CHINA FOR AUGHT BUT QUACK CURES (via Tom Morin):
Americans flock to India for treatment (New Kerala, Feb 16, 2005)
A reversal of medical tourism now has Americans making a beeline for India, seeking latest and cheaper treatments.
Until recently, it was the other way round, with Indians rushing to the US for better cure facilities.
However, with the state-of-art medical procedures, equipment and facilities now available in India, patients from developed countries like Canada and Britain are flocking to Indian hospitals.
The Indian medical fraternity conquered the "final frontier" when Americans too started coming here for the latest medical procedures, which are either not available in their country or are much more expensive.
Robert Walter Beeney was unable to walk due to a stiff hip when he landed in India Jan 24. Twenty days later, he not only recovered after a rare hip replacement surgery at Apollo Hospital here but also visited the famous Taj Mahal in Agra after that.
Heck, if you go to an American hospital your doctor isn't unlikely to be Indian either. Posted by Orrin Judd at February 19, 2005 8:43 AM