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embassy hospitals with pharmacy

different regulations at different countries; visit the canadian embassy's pharmacy or the chinese embassy's surgery clinic
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people doing medical tourism to get cheaper medication or more fiscally efficient surgeries could skip the travel with the change of Embassy to Embassy as Mall

its all on foreign territory like a gigantic diplomatic pouch

warning:country specific laws may apply

beanangel, Mar 09 2008


       This could be used to get legal coca or Cannabis, but wouldn't you have to use the Rx on the premises?
nineteenthly, Mar 09 2008

       Treon, wherever you are, someone has hijacked your account and is posting worthwhile ideas.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 09 2008

       ...but why and how is it on an island?
xandram, Mar 10 2008

       I suppose embassies *are* islands.   

       anyone fancy a row over to the Nederlands?
po, Mar 11 2008

       How is this going to work? People go on medical holidays to enjoy lower costs. In spite of the fact the clinic is encalved (yes I know thats not the right word), the costs for the surgery in an embassy would be the same as the host nation, because thats likely where all of your supplies come from.
sprogga, Mar 11 2008

       Import your supplies in your diplomatic pouches; import your surgeons and pay them back-home rates.   

       I believe the word sprogga's looking for is enclaved.   

       Perhaps the Japanese embassy could use robots. Then it would be an autoclave.   

       Good Lord, Treon, you've earned a bun from me today [+]
BunsenHoneydew, Mar 12 2008

       Who are you, and what have you done with the real Treon ?   

       Don't go to the Saudi embassy looking for cheap booze ... they can be terribly unsympathetic.   

       The Vienna Convention probably prohibits the use of embassies for commercial purposes (shame).   

       Any international lawyers out there ?
8th of 7, Mar 12 2008

       If you have to pay for a visa to be processed, couldn't that be seen as a commercial use? I could very easily believe that a government could charge over the odds for a visa application, so couldn't this be similar.   

       There's also that whole Ottawa Civic Hospital maternity ward business.
nineteenthly, Mar 12 2008

       With free trade zones, why not?
Voice, Apr 04 2008

       I foresee cities being built around dutch embassies.
Voice, Jul 18 2010

       Some countries export physicians: bright students travel to train in foreign hospitals and never come home (or not until retirement). Such countries could impose a national service requrement on their expat-MDs, providing a supply of skilled labor for extraterritorial hospitals.
mouseposture, Jul 18 2010


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