Construction on the new Bali International Hospital is nearly completed, and equipment will soon be installed.
Intensive testing will begin before the first patients are treated in Q4 of 2024.
Yet, the new Sanur Special Economic Zone will feature more than just the hospital.
The iconic old Grand Inna Hotel Bali, which sits on the shores of Sanur, has been converted into the central hub for the Sanur Special Economic Zone.
During a visit to Bali this week, the Minister for State-Owned Enterprises, Eric Thohir, inaugurated The Sanur, Bali Beach Convention Centre, and Ethnomedicinal Botanical Garden and attended the groundbreaking for the new Alster Lake Clinic.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Thohir said, “Here it’s like Nusa Dua but for hospitals. Because of this data, tourism is inferior to neighboring countries, and many of our people seek treatment abroad,”
The Sanur Special Economic Zone spans over 42 hectares and has received over IDR 10.3 trillion in investment. Minster Thorir added, “It also opens up 43,000 job opportunities. We also take care of our extended family members with MSMEs.”
The Minister shared his excitement that the new site will become a great contributor to the Indonesian economy. Before this, he noted, Sanur was an under-utilized resource for both tourism and health services.
He told the press conference, “With the presence of the Sanur SEZ, it is hoped that it can become an economic accelerator locomotive in Indonesia. This new facility that was inaugurated not only covers economic infrastructure but also sustainability and innovation in the development of the health tourism ecosystem.”
He added, “the Sanur SEZ can be a model for the development of SEZs in other regions in Indonesia in creating an integrated health tourism ecosystem so that it can become a magnet for domestic and foreign tourists.”
One of the most impressive new health facilities in the SEZ is the Alster Lake Clinic (ALC), which is being established under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Med. Fred Fändrich, FRCS, director of the Department of Applied Cellular Medicine at the University of Schleswig.
The Alster Lake Clinic will specialize in cell therapy, which focuses on disease prevention, reverse aging, and therapy for ongoing chronic diseases. Encounter obstacles through conventional medical treatment.
Leaders in Bali are on a mission to make the province a world-leading health tourism destination. This will see tourists from all over the world travel to Bali for private medical care that they may otherwise be unable to afford in their home country or simply be unavailable there.
The Bali International Hospital will be a private facility offering treatment to international patients and privately paying Indonesian patients, too.
The Bali International Hospital will serve five main medical departments when it opens its doors in 2024: cardiology, neurology, critical illness (ICU), gastroenterology, and orthopedics.
The hospital is set to compete with international medical tourism hubs in South East Asia like Thailand.
Bali is already the destination of choice for dental healthcare for thousands of Australian and New Zealand tourists.
Many tourists schedule their annual check-ups partway through their vacation since treatment is notably more affordable and top quality in Bali.
As it stands, Sanur is one of the top family-friendly resort destinations in Bali. The gentle waves, long stretches of soft white sand, and fantastic hotels that are available make Sanur the perfect spot for families to kick back and relax on vacation.
Part of the reason tourists love Sanur is its proximity to the airport.
Tourists can be at the beach bar within 45 minutes of leaving Bali Airport, and Sanur is the launchpad for island escapes to Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan, Nusa Lembongan, and the Gili Islands.
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