Tourism is one of the creepiest things that the relatively rich do to the abjectly poor. Here's another angle on it:
"Singapore, Dubai, Chennai and Mumbai, and there’s one at Munich International Airport, all places that are stopovers for a new species of sick person, the international patient. That’s the technical term for medical tourists. Sick people are taking a ticket out of the UK, US and Canada to avoid long waiting lists and the high costs of surgery. There’s a cheaper deal elsewhere.
"This new globalised medical business is spawning new words; there’s medicities, for example, and silver economy.
"Dubai has a health care city, and one of the new hospital corporations of Asia have a slogan that doesn’t beat about the bush:
"... first world service at third world cost."
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