Medical Hub Plan Focuses on Private Hospitals

Thai Government, in its medical hub plan, will serve as a facilitator for private hospitals, helping them to improve their medical services to foreign visitors seeking health care in Thailand.

BGH to set up a hospital in Myanmar

Thailand’s largest hospital group will set up a hospital in Myanmar next year to profit from the country’s expanding economy

Thailand to focus more on medical care

The medical tourism industry has been growing worldwide. It involves about 50 countries in all continents and several Asian countries are clearly in the lead. In Asia, medical tourism is highest in India, Singapore and Thailand.

Thailand’s New social security system should include all hospitals

Permanent Secretary for Labor Mr. Somkiat Chayasriwong said every Thai national would be able to avail himself to the emergency service at any hospital in the country without charges.

Thailand Cashes in on its “World-Class Health Provider” status

The Thai government is aiming to develop Thailand into the status of a “World-Class Health Provider” by 2014, with total projected earnings of 11.5 billion US dollars over the five-year period of 2010-2014.

Thailand, Singapore and India are leading Medical Tourism in Asia

Americans fretting about rising medical costs at home are among those creating a boom in Asian medical tourism. But then there is the down side. Glen Cohen, Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at the Harvard University law school says there is evidence that profitable medical tourism is taking away medical services from the poor in some host countries

Asian Medical Tourism growing at double-digit rate.

According to a report entitled “Asian Medical Tourism Analysis (2008-2012)”, the Asian medical tourism industry is currently growing at a double-digit growth rate.

Thailand medical sector braces for Asean integration

Thailand was one of the first countries to recognise the potential of medial tourism. The country built up a number of highly successful operators, including Bangkok Dusit, and Bumrumgrad, the market leader.