Singapore fast losing on its medical tourists

Published on : Friday, May 8, 2015

Four-Seasons-Hotel-Singapore1-300x168Singapore is losing out on its medical tourists due to the high cost that its hospitals demand. Patients are eying cheaper options and the government is not providing the requisite support.


The neighbouring countries are offering improved standards of medical facilities keeping the price premiums in check. The strong Singaporean dollar has a lot to do with the country further losing out on its tourism.


A heart bypass in Singapore costs 41 per cent more than in Thailand and 106 per cent more than in Malaysia, BMI Research found.


Singapore is still known for its high quality treatment facilities and has ranked sixth among the 191 countries globally. It has also been ranked best in Asia by the World Health Organisation. However, with improved standards and facilities that Singapore is known for providing to its patients the medical facilities have been noted to fall behind and the gaps in the standard of service are becoming evident.

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