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The National Hospital Plans To Boost Bali Economy Through Medical Tourism Post Pandemic

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    The National Hospital has planned to support Bali’s provincial government through medical tourism post Covid-19 pandemic.

The National Hospital as one of the trusted medical facilities that has been operating to provide various medical services in Surabaya East Java, realized that Bali’s economy has been devastated since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020. The pandemic has caused great loss to the economy on the island, especially for those who have  been relying on tourism to survive. As one of the long-term solutions that might help Bali overcome their economic crisis and dependence on tourism, several hospitals and clinics on the island have started to take action to develop medical tourism through the Bali Medical Tourism Association (BMTA).

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 The Head of BMTA, Dr. Gede Wiryana Patra Jaya confirmed that in order to optimize the health industry in Bali, Dr. Gede invited the National Hospital to get involved in developing medical tourism to boost Bali’s economy post pandemic. He hopes to simultaneously working together with the local hospitals across the island with providing proper medical treatments for patients who suffer with several health conditions such as Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, Things like Aneurisms, Varicose Veins and Stroke, Comprehensive Epilepsy, Laser Rejuvenation and Comprehensive Brain and Spine Treatment that meet the international standards.

   During a press conference on Saturday morning (7/8), the CEO of National Hospital, Adj. Prof. Hananiel Prakasya Widjaya along with the Head of BMTA Dr. Gede Wiryana have officially  signed an MoU as commitment to develop a strong relationship to support the government in helping Bali’s economy to recover in the near future. Other than that, The National Hospital has also officially opened its first PCR laboratory in Bali on Sunday (8/8) to help Bali in preparing their Covid-19 screening procedures before reopening its border for both domestic and international visitors soon.

  Adj. Prof. Hananiel was grateful, knowing that the National Hospital is able to contribute in supporting Bali’s economy to bounce back from the current crisis as well as providing better medical services for both domestic and international travelers when the medical tourism program is officially developed in the future.

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Pan Demi

Tuesday 17th of August 2021

This is quite strange in the midst of a severe pandemic covid19 where hospitals should be at the forefront to treat victims, but this is talking about the future health care business under the pretext of economic recovery. its really a crime against humanity.


Wednesday 18th of August 2021

@Pan Demi, Come again... why would it be a crime against humanity?? Each nation was caught off guard by the unexpected pandemic earlier on that it is still facing uncertainty for months to come. Let alone put a lot of stress on the healthcare system in rich, middle or poor nations.

Today, many hospitals are in demand for people in need of critical care. Medical resources are scarce due to a surprising rise as they struggle to meet whether it is in the States or in Indonesia.

Health experts say the solution is to vaccinate as many people as possible , as the vaccine provides excellent prevention against severe illness. 

Contructive criticism is a better approach for a better solution for Bali for example. Why dwell on something that may have been a failure in the past...


Monday 16th of August 2021

the only international standard regarding hospitals in Indonesia is the proud bill presented to patients after mediocre medical services; it is cheaper and better to fly to Thailand and visit a Bangkok hospital


Tuesday 17th of August 2021

@Ganivet, Seriously dude. I wasn't impressed as an outsider with the price of surgery or medical costs for seeing a physician in Thailand. Medical costs for foreigners and Thais are different. Hospitals may look glitzy and medical care more attractive but it is just another money making business profit underneath it all.

Wayan Bo

Monday 16th of August 2021

Can have immediately, just have to contact US government to sent refuges from Afghanistan, perhaps with direct flights from Kabul.


Monday 16th of August 2021

This seems like a far fetched idea, and certainly not something that can be done short term.

For the moment the situation is still such that people with serious conditions on Bali seek medical care abroad, in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia etc. It will take many years to get even a reputation of having decent healthcare in Indonesia at all, even if you somehow manage to provided it tomorrow.


Tuesday 17th of August 2021

@Ben, Rome was not built in a day. The lack of certain urgent medical care has preceded the reputation in Bali. It is much easier to criticize the past but not sympathize by the facts that they want to head in the right direction with a different approach for tourism.

Wayan Bo

Sunday 15th of August 2021

Japan Airlines circle sign translated into blue color.