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Medical tourism news - July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Tawain seeks medical tourists from China

The Department of Health in Taiwan is working with the health care industry to draw Chinese nationals for medical tourism, but stiff competition and cumbersome local restrictions are holding the sector back, officials say. Speaking at a forum on medical tourism in Taipei, Shih Chung-liang, the director-general of DOH's Bureau of Medical Affairs, said the government has partnered with health care providers to offer health care tours to attract Chinese visitors.

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Monday, 25 July 2011

Healthcare Tourism Congress

The Healthcare Tourism Congress 2010 announces its 2010 speakers! Poised to be Malaysia’s largest and most dynamic healthcare tourism event, this congress will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 12 – 13 April 2010, providing the perfect corporate interface venue for technology and services in healthcare tourism industry. Given the economic crisis challenges that most companies and industries faced last year Medical Tourism is important than ever before, creating more economically viable healthcare solutions whilst providing profitable return on investment. Professionals working in the healthcare tourism industry believe that the next twelve months will, again, see a large increase in the number of people travelling abroad for medical treatment. Speakers include: Josef Woodman, President, Healthy Travel Media Company (US) and Author of Patients Beyond Borders Suresh Ponnudurai, Founder and CEO, Malaysia Healthcare Amir Firdaus Abd, CEO, Gleneagles Hospital (KL) Sdn Bhd Dr. Umapathy Panyala, CEO, Apollo Hospitals Raymond Chong Chin Wah, MD & CEO Samitivej Group of Hospitals, Stuart D Rowley, CEO & Board Director, Prince Court Medical Centre Dr. Paul Chang, MD Asia Pacific, Joint Commission International Joe Ledesma, President & CEO, St. Luke’s Medical Centre Dr. Milton Lum Siew Wah, Director, Medical Defence Malaysia Berhad Dr. ... Continues...