LOTUS CARE TRAVEL LAUNCHES 5-STAR MEDICAL TOURISM SERVICES TO BANGKOK, THAILAND
The Kenya Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Patrick S. Wamoto was the Guest of Honour
Bangkok, 19 September 2016
From left to right: Attakrit Singhseni – Director of International & Expat Marketing of Bumrungrad International, Tob Cohen-CEO Lotus Care Travel, Sudi Narasimhan-Corporate Director of Marketing and Business Development, H.E. Patrick Simiyu Wamoto-Kenya Ambassador to Thailand, Peter Kariuki –Golfer/Check-up, Dr. Juvy Panes Magbanua-Coordination Physician , David Muita-Golfer/Check-Up, Sarah Kamotho-Cohen-Managing Director Lotus Care Travel , James Nyongesa– First Secretary of Kenya Embassy
On Monday 19 September, His Excellency Patrick S. Wamoto (4th from left), the Kenya Ambassador in Thailand officially graced his presence as Guest of Honour, during the appointment of Lotus Care Travel as the Referral Office Kenya for Bumrungrad International Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand .
Bumrungrad International Hospital, is the world’s 9th best and 6th most technological advanced hospital in the world. Bumrungrad Hospital has 1300 English, American and Australian specialist trained doctors, the most sophisticated medical equipment and received more than 1 million patients in 2015, 520.000 of whom came from 190 different countries.
Lotus Care Travel, is the new medical tourism division of Tobs Limited, a company registered in Kenya 25 years ago and known for golf travel and tourism. Lotus Care Travel has officially been appointed the Referral Office Kenya for Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand.
During the presentation, Dr. Erik Fleischman, Medical Director International of Bumrungrad International Hospital said that he was happy to see that Kenya is the second country in Africa, after Ethiopia, to have a Bumrungrad Referral Office. Dr. Erik Fleischman: “It is the intention of Bumrungrad to open many more Referral Offices in Africa. Similar medical services are now only available at a very high cost in countries such as America, Europe and Singapore. We offer the same or better at a fraction of the cost. We are happy to have Lotus Care Travel as our Referral Office Kenya and we look forward to welcoming many Kenyan patients at Bumrungrad International Hospital.”
Dr. Erik Fleischman –Medical Director International of Bumrungrad International Hospital giving a presentation to Ambassador Wamoto and others, while Sarah Kamotho-Cohen and Tob Cohen are listening
Tob Cohen, the CEO of Lotus Care Travel said: “Lotus Care Travel is the first company in Kenya to offer 5-star medical services at reasonable costs, offering Thailand as a 5 star medical destination as alternative for India and South Africa. It is a natural diversification from our existing Golf Travel and Tours, which has been catering travel to high-end clients and guests for the last 25 years. I have been many times in Thailand, a top golf, medical, beach, culture and shopping destination receiving more than 29 million visitors last year! We are proud to be the new Referral Office Kenya for Bumrungrad International Hospital.” Sarah Kamotho-Cohen added: “Our services include assisting patients in every way possible including appointments with the hospital, cost estimates for medical procedures, flights, hotel or service apartment bookings, transfers and excursions. There are no additional costs for using our services.”
Ambassador Patrick S. Wamoto receives a present from the Corporate Director of Marketing and Business Development Mr. Sudi Narasimhan, while the first Secretary of the Kenya Embassy Mr. James Nyongesa (left) and golfer/health check-up Mr. David Muita (right) are looking on.
The Kenya Ambassador H.E. Patrick S. Wamoto said that he was impressed by Bumrungrad International Hospital, which looked more like a 5 star hotel than a hospital. He added: “It is good for Kenyans to know that there is a Kenya Embassy in Bangkok. In case of any need, all Kenyans can count on their own Embassy in Thailand.”
In the same week of the launch of Lotus Care Travel, 10 golfers from Kenya combined a Health Check-Up at Bumrungrad Hospital with a few rounds of golf and shopping.
One of them wrote: “The hospital is truly 5-star and the check-up was friendly, professional and efficient. We have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I am sure we shall be your frequent tour partners. I, for one, loved every day, hour, minute of the tour. Asante!”