Architecture Thesis | Medical Tourism
|Student||Amir Hamza Khan|
|University||UET Peshawar ATD Campus –Pakistan|
Introduction to Tourism
“Tourism comprises the activities of persons. Travelling to and staying in places outside their.usual environment for not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited.”
Tourism in Pakistan
From the mighty stretches of the Karakorams in the North to the vast alluvial delta of the Indus River in the South, Pakistan remains a land of high adventure and nature. Trekking, mountaineering, white water rafting, wild boar hunting, mountain and desert jeep safaris, camel and yak safaris, trout fishing and bird watching are a few activities, which entice the adventure and nature lovers to Pakistan.
Introduction to Medical tourism
Medical tourism (also known as medical travel or global healthcare) is the process in which a patient travels to another destination for medical or health and wellness services. Oftentimes these services can take the form of a dental treatment, knee surgery, health check-up or even a trip to a wellness spa. .
Architecture as care (Role of architecture in Medical)
Human body has a potential to “self-heal’ and this potential can be increased when put into positive healing environment. in order to fully take advantage of the body’s healing potential,environment hold the ability to stimulate the senses and become active healers themselves.
The concept does not propose that the architecture itself has the ability to heal, but the architecture manipulators of space can provide the plat for other natural factors like Sounds, light, colour, privacy, views, and even smell to promote a healing environment that effects the physical and psychological healing of patients.
Motivations / issues
According to UNODC and ANF, KPK has the highest number (11%) of drug addicts as compared to the other provinces of Pakistan
most of the rehabilitation centres in Pakistan are setup in small residential buildings which offer medical treatments only
Despite being treated in a rehabilitation centre, drug addicts is still use drugs surreptitiously.
There are relics of the ancient Greek period at Pirsar, Chakesar and Daut. it is believed that Alexander the Great camped at Pirsar for a few days. There are also relics of the Hindu Shahi in Qlandar-Ajmair.
I) suitable healing and therapeutic environment
II) the design should employ the notion of natural surveillance to allow continual over attendess without feeling suppressed.