The Minister of Public Health is optimistic Thailand will be the first choice of medical tourists after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, thanks to the country’s robust public health system and hospitality.
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Speaking at the opening ceremony of a spine center at Nakornthon Hospital in Bangkok, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul stressed the country’s readiness to generate revenue from the healthcare sector, and to improve healthcare services to members of the public.
He said the opening of the spine center shows Thailand’s ability in terms of technologies and services to serve patients, while the Ministry of Public Health is willing to facilitate requests for the necessary permits and licenses from hospitals.
Mr Anutin said Thailand will become the destination of choice among medical tourism visitors after the COVID-19 pandemic, as the country has a robust public health system, an advanced level of medical service, highly skilled healthcare workers, and impressive hospitality.
He said this will help the country generate income, while the Ministry of Public Health will be positioning Thailand as the world’s medical superpower.
Nakornthon Hospital’s spine center has been opened in cooperation with Bumrungrad Hospital’s Health Network. After presiding at the opening ceremony, the Minister of Public Health then travelled to Nakhon Phanom to open a kidney center and meet with some 4,000 village health volunteers. (NNT)