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).
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.