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The quality of the healthcare system of Romania is among the poorest in Europe. In the years after the fall of communism only few hospitals were built. Thus, many people prefer to cross the border in order to get reliable and fast medical services if they fall severely ill or suffer an injury in Romania. Here is everything you need to know ...

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Comprised of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is a popular tourist destination for people all around the globe, and many are proud to call the country home for its innumerable beaches, unique landscapes, rich culture, and affordability. The country has recently begun investing more heavily in the quality of healthcare they provide ...

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With its diverse natural landscape, emerging vibrant cities, and rich history, Ghana is both an excellent place to visit and call home. Its economy is growing by around seven percentage points annually, and the country has been widely praised for its success in bringing its citizens out of extreme poverty. At the turn of the millennium, Ghana ...

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What is an air ambulance? An air ambulance is just what it sounds like. It’s an aircraft specially outfitted to transport patients in need of medical care. Often when we think of air ambulances, we think of air rescue helicopters taking patients in need of emergency care to the nearest ICU. While that is one version of an air ambulance, there ...

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South Africa is an amazing country with a rich history and stunning geography that draws millions of travelers every year. We don’t like to think about illness or injury while we travel, but if you are taking a trip to South Africa, it’s important to know what the medical situation is there and if you might need an air ambulance from South ...

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With its history going back thousands of years and amazing sites like the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt is a destination that millions of travelers flock to every year. While we prefer to think about all the great things when planning a trip, it’s important to also make plans for what to do if you are injured or fall ill while ...

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Flying with COPD

March 2020

Many people need to travel to get medical care from a specialist or medical center equipped to treat their condition. However, some medical conditions make it difficult to travel, especially when you need to travel long distances by air. One condition which can adversely affect a person’s ability to fly is COPD. For those suffering from this ...

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Malaysia is a beautiful country with sandy beaches, verdant jungles, and amazing cities that offer parks and gardens next to towering skyscrapers. Malaysia also has a robust medical system that makes it one of the top destinations in the world for medical tourism, with more than 1 million foreigners seeking treatment in Penang and Kuala Lumpur ...

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Surgeries have become normal due to medical advancements and patients around the world are taking to it. Most of the patients prefer that their surgeries are performed by specialized veteran surgeons even if they have to travel abroad for it. Other patients happen to need surgery while abroad on holiday or on a business trip. The post-surgery ...

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India is a beautiful country, full of culture and potential. India is a premier tourist destination. It is popular for safaris, honeymoon destinations, adventurous activities, spiritual places, and historical sights. There are several aspects of travelling that you should consider when travelling to India. The foremost amongst them is your ...

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Who wouldn’t enjoy a trip to Malaysia? Where else would you find such breathtaking beaches and elegant guest service? But before travelling consider taking a look at the country’s healthcare facilities. Being proactive is a much better approach than being reactive. As such medical emergency can happen at any time also. So, it is important that ...

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Many people travel to Kenya each year for business or to go on holiday. It’s a beautiful country on the shores of Lake Victoria, with mountains and thriving cities. Sadly, Kenya’s healthcare system is still in many ways below the quality of other industrialized nations. Kenya has been improving its health system over the last few decades, but ...

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Nigeria is a beautiful country with stunning landscapes and bustling cities. However, the quality of healthcare services is poor, especially in rural areas. One of the major problems is the density of nurses, midwives, and doctors. The World Health Organization rates the density as 1.95 healthcare workers for every 1,000 people in the country ...

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A common concern for expectant parents is if flying during your pregnancy is safe. The good news is that with a healthy pregnancy, it's likely safe to fly. The second trimester of a pregnancy is the best time to fly for many women as by that time morning sickness has subsided and your energy levels are high. It is safe to fly, though, up to 36 ...

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Air ambulances work as any other ambulance and help transfer patients from one place to another. Most of the time, users require the usage of air ambulance in an emergency where there is a life-threatening medical condition or simply to transfer a patient. But you may also require non-urgent patient transport if you have been travelling and ...

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If you’re in need of an air ambulance, you might be hesitant to book because you’re concerned about the cost. While it’s true that air ambulances aren’t cheap, we’re here to help you understand what you’re paying for and get you an air ambulance quote that makes sense. What is an air ambulance? When you are on holiday or traveling for work ...

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Even in the best of conditions, falling ill or suffering a severe injury adds difficulty and stress to your life. This is especially true if you find yourself in need of medical treatment while traveling abroad. Should this be the case, you’ll want to consider taking an air ambulance to England. Why take an air ambulance to England? If you ...

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Flying with anemia

February 2020

When taking a medical flight, there are some health issues which can present unique problems not encountered when at a hospital or traveling in a ground ambulance. One condition that can be an issue is flying with anemia. What is anemia? Anemia is a medical condition in which the number of healthy red blood cells in the body is too low ...

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Medical Air Service provides the best quality in-flight medical service for patients who need to travel while under medical supervision. These flights are carried out using ambulance aircraft, either in the form of a private ambulance jet or by creating space on a commercial flight for a patient to travel with attending medical staff. In ...

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An unexpected illness during a holiday, or an accident on a business trip can happen very quickly. Suddenly, you are dependent on medical help abroad and realise that the medical conditions in your home country are significantly better. This can quickly lead to patients and relatives wishing for transport home by air ambulance. But medical ...

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A pneumothorax (or collapsed lung) occurs when air enters the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall. This build-up of air hinders the expansion of one or both lungs and breathing becomes laboured. A severe pneumothorax can be life-threatening. It is often caused by an injury to the ribcage – for example, after a car ...

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For many tourists, a skiing holiday is the highlight of their winter. Spending precious days on the snow-covered slopes, enjoying nature and relaxing properly. But, especially if you leave your cross-country skis behind in favour of Alpine skiing or snowboarding, you take a calculated risk. After all, skiing accidents occur comparatively ...

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Are you a travel junkie? Do you plan to travel the world? Or are you a first time traveller? There are several aspects of travelling which you should consider before you plan a trip. Chief among them is your health and safety. If you are travelling to Pakistan soon, you should consider taking a deep look at the country’s healthcare system ...

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Canada is a beautiful country: It is a mixture of natural landscape and major cities. Whether you’re traveling to Canada for business, holiday, or another reason, you want to be prepared in case the worst should happen. As part of your preparation, you should consider where you want to receive medical treatment if you fall ill or suffer severe ...

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