RP Promotes Medical Tourism over Local Health Program
The Philippine government headed by the Department of Tourism and the Department of Health was all perked-up after they announced the positive development of their Medical Tourism project. Both departments are excited about the preparations made regarding the project being offered to foreign tourists in need of A-1 medical help in a much lower cost.
Examples of these are the following:
United States Philippines
Executive Check-up $50,000.00 $25,000.00
Coronary By-Pass Surgery $50,000.00 $25,000.00
Lasik Eye Surgery $3,000.00 $1,000.00
Breast Augmentation $5,000.00 $2,000.00
Aside from these programs, underground medical tourism attracts foreigners suffering from kidney problems. Kidney transplant in the country is easily done because organ brokers in cahoots with doctors have stand-by kidney sellers from the poor sectors of society. Worse, the scheming and greedy brokers and doctors shortchanged the poor organ sellers and bills foreign patients a good sum of money.
The intention of Medical Tourism is good for the country but unfortunately the local health program of the government is nothing but sickening. Majority of the people cannot afford simple medical health service. Duh!!!
Tags: Medical Tourism , Philippines , Health , Medical
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