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  1. “Dear Admin,
    Looking at your website’s nature, I’m interested in posting a Med Blog contest invitation for bloggers. This campaign is launched by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). And in order to promote the campaign and medical tourism in Thailand, we would request you to kindly help post our message on your site. Looking forward for your kind cooperation. The message to be posted is as below:
    Bloggers invited to compete for prizes in Thailand’s Medical Tourism Blog Contest
    The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Medical Tourism Blog Contest kicks off with cash and prizes worth nearly US$20,000 up for grabs, including a seven-day all-inclusive medical tour of Thailand for 12 finalists.
    The competition is easy and fun, with the aim to promote medical tourism in the Kingdom by awarding winning contestants trips to the Land of Smiles and other prizes.
    Twelve finalists chosen from the entries will win an experience of a lifetime: an all-inclusive seven-day Medical Tourism Familiarization Trip in Thailand, which will take place from November 20-26, 2010. Some of them will travel to Phuket, Chiang Mai, Pattaya and Ko Samui, while others will explore Bangkok. The TAT will arrange additional sightseeing tours for finalists so they can experience the attractions of Thailand as a medical tourism hub.
    During the competition period from November 20, 2010 to January 31, 2011, each finalist will use blog posts, photos, videos and other social media tools to share their daily experiences with the medical services available in Thailand with a global audience. The goal is to inform readers about what is available and to persuade them to learn more about Thailand’s top medical tourism destinations.
    In order to win, finalists must write the best blog post and attract the highest number of unique visitors. The blogger who attracts the most unique visitors to their URL will win the top prize of $13,000 ($10,000 in cash plus luxurious hotel vouchers worth $3,000 at Sri Panwa, Phuket and Westin Grande, Bangkok), and the finalist who the judging committee decides has created the best blog will receive prizes worth $5,000 ($3,000 in cash plus luxurious hotel vouchers worth $2,000 at Ratilanna Riverside Spa Resort, Chiang Mai and Absolute Chandara Resort and Spa, Phuket).
    The competition is open to anyone who has experience writing blogs related to tourism or medical tourism in English language or containing English language. To enter, visit: http://www.MedBlogContest.com
    This is a great opportunity to discover firsthand why Thailand has become one of the world’s top destinations for medical tourism.
    Submissions are welcome until October 31, 2010. Check out http://www.MedBlogContest.com
    For media enquiries, please go to the *Contact Us* page and select the subject Press Media Enquiry. A team member will contact you shortly after your submission is received.**”
    Thank you very much
    Regards,
    Narumol Narula
    On behalf of Tourism Authority of Thailand

  2. I am a graduate student from London School of Economics and my thesis is on medical tourism. I am looking to interview people (particularly US residents) who have traveled for medical care. Any feedback is appreciated.

  3. I know lot of people going abroad for medical treatment. Earlier, even I too got lot of doubts on “Medical Tourism”. But, after reading Medical Tourism Testimonials and Press Releases I got convinced that it is safe. Apart from that, some my close relatives and friends got surgery done at abroad. And, there were no complaints. They did enjoyed their trip. Anyhow…Nice Article on Medical Tourism in Singapore. Thanks!

  4. Peter Teiman– Franklin here,
    Considering the impact of resistant TB, one wonders how long TB can be attenuated in “safe” countries with international air travel.
    Peter Teiman– Franklin,
    Sweden

  5. Interesting article. It certainly exemplifies the breakdown in international borders when it comes to healthcare. This is also described in the book by Peter Teiman.
    Peter Teiman
    Rejavik

  6. Interesting interview. My 70-year-old Mom is going to need both knees replaced at some point in the next couple of years. She won’t take meds just for pain, but the pinot grigio is doing less and less for her all the time. And she loves to travel, so I’ve been thinking about counseling her to consider an overseas procedure.
    I did catch one thing in the interview that gave me pause, however: the fact that Singaporean docs are doing procedures to keep up their skills. I know they are generally US-trained, and the tourist hospitals go through JCAHO or some similar US accreditation. But all other things being equal, the best place to go for a planned surgery is the facility that does the most of your planned procedure. If these tourist hospitals are struggling to keep their count up, it makes me wonder if you’re not placing yourself at risk for complications or other bad outcomes if you go to a place that is low-volume. And how could you seek recourse from a place half a world away?
    On the other hand, if you don’t pay the bill, one would think it would be tough for collections to track you down.

  7. Isn’t working?
    Click the link provided, scroll down, look for the May Archive and click on that.
    I read the interview just last night and checked again this morning -its still there.

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