Who meets patients in airports?

Who meets patients in airports?

We are following with interest the outbound medical tourism market in South Korea. The government plays a key role in it. The Center is a good example of this. There was a Medical Tourism Information Center before. Now it has become a part of a new institution. The center will be operated jointly by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The Center consultants speak English, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese languages. They provide medical consultations and related information such as transportation or medical appointments. 

Partially, it simplifies the CIS companies work which send Russian-speaking patients to the Southern Korean hospitals. Make sure that your patient is aware of the fact that he can ask for any help at the Support Center. The Center is located near Gate 7 in the arrival hall at the airport's Terminal 1.

Links: International Medical Tourism JournalThe Korea Times,

The support centers make medical travel easier for arriving patients. There are many questions in other countries with a different culture. An ordinary tourist could deal with it but the medical travelers usually want to get to a hospital as soon as possible. This is particularly true for patients with serious diseases. 

According to NileFM and, Egypt's officials will open medical tourism offices in airports of Sharm El-Sheikh, Aswan, Alexandria, Red Sea, and Luxor. 

Links: Nile FM,

In summary, one could say that these support services play a key role in outbound medical tourism development. The airport is the first thing that the patient sees when he comes to get treatment. The strategy of the South Korean government is clear. They are willing to keep patients' time and work with them from his first step in the airport. In the Egypt medical tourism offices case, we rather see some kind of information centers. We'll see what they are in the nearest future. 

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