Hainan soon to become a hub for medical tourism

Published on : Friday, March 10, 2017

medical tourismHainan, a quaint Chinese island of is all prepared to become one of the top medical tourism destinations in the world. For that, Hainan will build a chain of new medical centers as explained by the island’s governor, Liu Cigui while talking to China Daily. Also, they are undertaking a major recruitment drive to attract all the best medical practitioners and doctors to the island with special focus expectant mothers.

To quote the governor at the national people’s congress, ‘’ we plan to recruit 100 obstetricians and gynecologists and 100 pediatricians this year, by offering high salaries and establishing professional maternity centers.’’

He also said, ‘’ Hainan will build first-class hospitals… to cater for everyone. We are trying to cater to the different needs of all tourists and residents.’’ Bo’ao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone, a CNY19.8 billion (US$2.9bn), is one of the significant investments which will accommodate high-tech treatments and a range of health facilities such as cell therapy in China.

Medical tourism is the one of latest national strategies to turn Hainan into a significant tourism destination in the world. Large cruise port, several international resorts, widespread conference facilities and the world’s largest duty-free shopping outlets are already present in the island.

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