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India: The Big Bazaar of Organ Trade

The uncovering of an illegal organ racket in a suburb of New Delhi earlier this year brought one of the dark sides of medical tourism to light. As Nikhila M. Vijay from India reports, the most lucrative clients of this racket were foreigners. The kingpin of the racket, Amit Kumar, and his accomplices had duped or forced hundreds of poor labourers to "donate" kidneys to wealthy clients, many of them foreigners. Only rich Indians or foreigners can afford kidneys that have been purchased illegal

Medical tourism - Subsidising health care for developed countries

Medical tourism is demanding more subsidies and incentives from the government with the argument that it earns high revenues and foreign exchange. But subsidising the corporate sector will reduce even more the already-limited health service resources for the poor. How could a country like India dare to promote medical tourism when even the basic health care needs of the majority of its citizens have not been met? Why should the poor Indian taxpayer pay the price for treatment of medical tourists? The need o


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