Ajman, Nov 19: Medical tourism, medical travel, and medical tourist are terms that refer to a growing trend in healthcare
The world of healthcare has changed significantly in the past few years. We all know that while the cost of quality healthcare has skyrocketed, the quality of that needed care may not have, and as a result, many overseas facilities have taken up the slack to provide luxury quality care and surroundings to specifically serve the medical tourism market.
It's a market like all others that is service driven, where hospitality and healing surroundings combine with superior quality medical care and unquestionably lower costs to create a very real incentive one can't ignore. Whether it's dental medical tourism, medical travel for cosmetic surgery, or a specific surgical procedure, the cost differential can be compelling.
Due to cost effective prices, excellent air connectivity, unmatched expertise, world class treatment combined with health tourism which includes complete health checkup and local sightseeing, shopping etc. (optional), GMC Hospital, Ajman has become the destination for medical tourism in UAE.
It also offers translators as well as assistance on location, transport and accommodation as and when required.
On the November 13 GMC Hospital, Ajman saw the inauguration of The International Medical Tourism Department.
It was inaugurated by B Ahmed Hajee Mohiudeen, chairman – BA Group, India in the presence of Thumbay Moideen, founder president of Thumbay Group, UAE, B Abdullah Kunhi, Akbar Moideen Thumbay, director –operations Healthcare and Retail Division and Akram Moideen Thumbay, Director- Thumbay Builders and other members of the Thumbay Group.
Dr Benazir Ameer Ali will spearhead as the director – administration of the newly inaugurated Medical Tourism Department.
“Medical Tourism is one of the most rapidly growing fields in health care. Our vision is to have more than 100 support staff and representative offices in more than 20 countries,while we aim to target 1000 patients a day in our hospitals in UAE, and to be known as the best hospital for medical tourism in the UAE ”, commented Dr. Benazir Ameer Ali.
“At GMC Hospital, we treat the patient as our guest. We help our patients in visa processing, flight bookings if required, coordinate the travel and stay and at times help in individual requirements too”, said Dr Benazir Ameer Ali.
She also added, “ Suitable cost estimates are prepared keeping in mind the patients requirements. All costs for treatment are closely monitored by the competent hospital authorities to assist the patient. The hospital maintains a feedback book whereby patients pen valuable suggestions and experience during their visit and stay in hospital.”
GMC Hospital is known for its world class treatment. It always fulfills the motto of ‘Healing through Knowledge and Wisdom’. It ensures to offer quality health care services to its patients.
Being a multi-specialty hospital it houses a number of departments which offers excellent health care services. GMC Hospital is the ideal medical tourism destination because of the five star facilities, excellent doctors who are also professors and the reputation of the hospitals being accredited by QHA Trent from UK and TEMOS from Germany.