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Bali Plans To Focus On Medical Tourism With New Hospital In Sanur

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The State-Owned Enterprise Minister, Erick Tohir, stated Bali will focus on medical tourism and plans to build a new international hospital in Sanur.

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During a visit to ensure the availability of electricity for the G-20 Conference in 2022, Erick Tohir stated that Bali tourism needed improvement. This is so it can compete with the other Asian countries.

As part of the solution, Erick has decided to develop a Health Tourism program. He intends to create an International Hospital that is expected to support the economy once it starts operating.

Bali international tourism

“We will launch a Special Economic Region to develop an international hospital in the Sanur area. It will be equipped with the most advanced technology,” Erick said on Monday (27/12).

He also aims to turn the island into an international health center with the best medical services.

Indonesian doctor

“We will be cooperating with experts from all around the world. We will also train our medical workers to achieve the standards of an international health center,” Erick added.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), hopes that this program will reduce the amount of Indonesian citizens who go outside of the country to receive better medical services.

International hospital

“I hope Bali will become a place for medical tourism for our own citizens, as more than 2 million people have been going to other countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and the United States to receive medical services. This causss us to lose IDR 97 trillion each year,” Jokowi said.

Erick Tohir also stated that the international hospital in Sanur is expected to start operating by mid-2023.

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Randy

Saturday 15th of January 2022

Heard the Mayo clinic will be assisting in the development of the hospital in Bali. Heard also from an Indonesian educator that the prestigious MIT and Tsinghua University to build a joint campus in Bali.

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

It can result that A380 or at least B747 with bed section will start frequently flights between DPS and SIN.

George

Monday 3rd of January 2022

The reason why Indonesians go abroad for their medical treatments is because there are no good doctors in Indonesia. The good doctors fly out of the country and perform their job somewhere else. Bringing foreign doctors will also not work because foreigners are not allowed to work in Indonesia. Briefly, this guy and his super rich company is just throwing up a balloon with no chance to succes. Do you really want to offer medical service? Than start vaccinating your entire population and offer them good medical services first!

Randy

Saturday 15th of January 2022

@George, such a stupid generalization. No expats died in Indonesia from any medical attention nor locals for that matter. I know several expats who have delivered their babies in Jakarta.

Aren’t you contradicting what you just wrote. First The good doctors are flying out of here therefore there are no more good doctors. So there was good doctors working in Indonesia and now poof there are gone.

Probably better pay are attracted them to move abroad ??

I know of an Indonesian plastic surgeon who has done great work for her patients.

By the way there is a good hospital for open heart surgery in Jakarta, Indonesia and foreigners have come for medical attention. Go ahead and research it. I ain’t lying .

Randy

Saturday 15th of January 2022

@George, such a stupid generalization. No expats died in Indonesia from any medical attention nor locals for that matter. I know several expats who have delivered their babies in Jakarta.

Aren't you contradicting what you just wrote. First The good doctors are flying out of here therefore there are no more good doctors. So there was good doctors working in Indonesia and now poof there are gone. Probably they are attracted them to move abroad ??

By the way there is a good hospital for open heart surgery in Jakarta, Indonesia and foreigners have come for medical attention. Go ahead and research it. I ain't lying .

Raku

Monday 3rd of January 2022

Nice to see some initiative to diversify the economy.

However, places like Thailand have a good reputation for excellent health care at a cheap price. Bali's reputation is the polar opposite, with costs being astronomical even by western standards.

That is going to take quite some turning around, both practically and reputation wise.

Start yesterday! ...and maybe have some alternative realistic plans in place for the meantime...

Wayan Bo

Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Geriatric care seems to be a outstanding chance for medical tourism in Bali also.

Wayan Bo

Tuesday 4th of January 2022

@Martina, unfortunately because of Indonesian currently laws {especially narcotics laws} part 3 can’t be shoot in Bali.

Martina

Monday 3rd of January 2022

@Wayan Bo, marigold hotel?