There are some countries that mostly depend on Bangladesh for medical tourists and merchandising health service connected equipment, specialists aforesaid yesterday.
To profit on the growing demand from Bangladesh’s rising mid-income individuals, some hospitals of India, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia have either opened their liaison offices or hooked clients through their consultants in Bangladesh, they said.
They were addressing the opening of 3 exhibitions—11th Meditex Bangladesh, International Health tourism and Services assemblage and 4th Bangladesh Clinical laboratory Expo— organized by CEMS global at International Convention town Bashundhara.
“On an average 1,000 Bangladeshis visit India daily to require treatment,” Padam Vanish, director of Indian consultancy firm VAP world, said when opening the shows. Some one hundred twenty companies from eighteen countries, together with Japan, Korea, Germany, China, Taiwan, Italy and France, have set up one hundred seventy stalls within the fairs.
Most of the people don’t have any plan regarding the hospitals and doctors they have to satisfy in India for treatment, Vanish said.
“For this reason, we opened an workplace in Dhaka 3 months past to supply Bangladeshis with info.”
“On an average one hundred people visit our Dhaka workplace a day to understand regarding hospitals and doctors in India,” Vanish said.
VAP world has already established connections with around eighty hospitals in India, wherever it refers patients and talks on behalf of them, he said.
Apollo Hospitals of India has opened its native workplace in Dhaka to supply services to Bangladeshi patients UN agency need to go to its medical institute in Chennai.
NoeritaMahmoodFarin, customer relationship officer of Health Connect at Apollo Hospitals India, said around one hundred fifty patients come back to their workplace every day to urge info regarding treatment and appointment of physicians in Bharat.
A recent report on health services found that one in each 3 foreign patients in Indian hospitals hailed from Bangladesh.
Rahbar A Anwar, director of NCH client aid Ltd, said Bangladeshis aiming to Malaysia for treatment could be a new trend.
“Now Malaysia gets on an average 10,000 medical tourists each year,” said Anwar. He claimed medical price in Malaysia is kind of cheaper than that of Thailand and Singapore.
Mid-income people like India and better mid-income people like Thailand and Singapore, he said.
Earlier, ZahidMaleque, state minister for health and family welfare, asked doctors, hospitals and laboratory owners to prevent harassing patients within the name of diagnosis.
“I request medical businesses to cut back prices and create it cheap for all,” he said.
The state minister said private hospitals ought to import sophisticated medical instrumentality to spot diseases properly and guarantee quality treatment. Simiarly in this way Medical tourism in Bangladesh will be increased.
The gap ceremony was presided over by Mehrun N Islam, director of CEMS world. Lawmaker Salima begum and PritiChakrabarty, director of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and trade, were additionally gift.