How is Covid-19 impacting Thailand’s medical hub ambitions?

As Thailand begins to gradually ease coronavirus-related restrictions, the government is looking to cement the country’s position as an advanced medical hub in Asia.

Foreign patients key driver for hospital business in Thailand

Foreign patients from Asia, notably Japan, China and Myanmar, are on the rise and offsetting a downturn in arrivals from the Middle East

Thailand seeks to boost market share of Medical tourism in Asia

The Thai government is looking towards newer markets, such as China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, to take advantage of the growing affluence in those countries and the rising demand for professional health care.

Malaysia sharpens its focus on medical tourism

As an established medical tourism destination, Malaysia is well placed to make the shift from core health services to the promising wellness segment, according to a report released in late January by consultancy Frost & Sullivan.

China wants its Share of the Medical Tourism Market

The other side of the story is the effort the Chinese government is making to promote the country as a world-class medical tourism destination in its own right

90-Day Medical Visa Granted to Arabs visiting Thailand

the visa extension from 30 days to 90 days will be granted to nationals of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

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

Asia fastest growing market for medical tourism

Much has been reported about the rapidly expanding Asian economy. Perhaps one of the fastest growing aspect of many Asian economies is medical tourism, with India, South Korea and Thailand leading the way.