Medical Tourism is a term that was initially coined by travel agencies and the media to describe the phenomenon of travelling in order to receive health care. It also means that doctors and nurses can also go and work in foreign countries and spend some time in these countries, thus earning money while enjoying their stay.
The Philippines is an archipelago consisting of 7107 islands and is situated in South East Asia. The Philippines, or officially, the Republic of the Philippines, with its capital city Manila in particular, has become a haven for tourists looking to obtain quality health care at an affordable price.
The Philippines was discovered in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan and then subsequently became an interest of Spain. The archipelago was named “Las Islas Filipinas” in 1543 in honour of Philip II of Spain, by Ruy Lopez de Villalobos. The Philipines were to remain in Spanish hands as a colony for a further 300 years.
Medical professionals in the Philippines are regarded as some of the best in the world, having graduated from the best Universities in the Philippines and also in the United States, they tend to be very professional and focussed on the health of their patients. There are numerous Hospitals to choose from, but a choice can be narrowed down to Private or Public health care and there is no major difference between the private and government hospitals as all are run by experienced health care professionals. The facilities are really the only difference between private and public health care. The quality of the doctors and nurses is not a factor as both types of institutions are run by true professionals. The other factor is price, as is the trend world-over, the private facilities are more expensive than the government, but that is all.
One of the many resorts on the Philippines
So if you are planning on having a holiday and having your health looked after, be sure to head to the Philippines. You will be attended to by brilliant health care professionals and when you need to recover, you can spend time at any one of the thousands of resorts, where you can relax and recover while enjoying the beauty of the islands.