“For medical tourism to be successful, health care and hospitality have to work hand in hand,” says Dr Raza Siddiqi, executive director of Arabian Healthcare Group that runs the successful RAK Hospital which attracts around 100,000 international patients annually for a variety of procedures.

Low overheads mean lower rates

Dr Siddiqi says, “Pricing and international benchmarks are two important aspects of providing medical care. We are able to deliver medical outcomes that are comparable to those in the US and UK at one fourth the price. How does this work? In the UK and the US, the cost of land, construction, equipment, manpower cost and consumables is four times more compared to this region,” he says.

Published: gulfnews.com | April 04, 2015

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