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The $800 heart surgery

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posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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Seems that not all doctors are in it for only the money. Nice to see the human side sometimes...even if it has to be in another part of the World.

I think this pretty much sums it up:

Shetty says he charges premium prices to 40% of his patients who can afford it, in order to subsidize the same treatment for those who can't.

Shetty said: "One hundred years after the first heart surgery, less than 8% of the world's population can afford heart surgery. This is ridiculous. Something has to be done."

Shetty said his aim is to reduce the cost of heart surgery to $800 per person.


edition.cnn.com...


Bangalore, India (CNN) -- Dr. Devi Shetty is a prominent heart surgeon with big plans to revolutionize Indian health care. In a country of nearly 1.2 billion, where only a tiny minority have access to top-quality hospitals, Shetty wants to bring down the cost of surgery through economies of scale. Shetty, who was Mother Teresa's physician, has opened a 1,000-bed hospital in Bangalore, one of several "health cities" made up of specialist clinics in India's major cities.



By driving up numbers of patients, he has reduced the cost of heart surgery to $2,000 on average, a fraction of the cost in other countries; a complicated procedure in the United States can cost as much as $100,000.


Found a vid on him also:





posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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But India is a backvurds country.How could you trust them? They are not advanced.Most f the country dos not even have running water or toilets or tv.

They could even cause you to have an "accident" and harvest/sell your organs for thousands.

Never go abroad.You could be robbed,raped,killed then raped again.

Home Sweet Home is the best.At least we can trust our own kind.



posted on Apr, 14 2011 @ 04:05 PM
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Originally posted by beckybecky
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But India is a backvurds country.How could you trust them? They are not advanced.Most f the country dos not even have running water or toilets or tv.

They could even cause you to have an "accident" and harvest/sell your organs for thousands.

Never go abroad.You could be robbed,raped,killed then raped again.

Home Sweet Home is the best.At least we can trust our own kind.


Well, unfortunately you may have been misinformed somewhat.

India is very highly advanced technologically and their medical programs are second to none. They have some hospitals there that would put our facilities to shame.

Many people think the same way tho. I think it's because of the negative light put on Countries that are not Western thru the MSM.

Korea for example has some of the most advanced dental programs in the World. And cheap! I had a filling and a molar pulled in Bucheon for about 150 dollars! Can't get that here. And the facilities were absolutely space age.

Another example and one of the most outstanding hospitals in Asia and probably in the world is Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand. This multiple-specialty medical center’s name means “care for the people”.

Bumrungrad International Hospital is described as a “one-stop” center for medical services - especially for surgery procedures.

factoidz.com...

Some advanced centers in India:

www.indian-medical-center.com...

yashodahospital.org...

sobt.isquareit.ac.in...

We are programmed to believe that if it doesn't bankrupt us, it can't be good. I say BS.



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