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HCMC steps up medical tourism post pandemic

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The departments of Tourism and Health in HCMC are working together to promote the development of medical tourism in the city post pandemic, reported the local media.

At a press conference on June 13, the HCMC Department of Tourism introduced its medical tourism products for 2023 in a bid to leverage the city’s tourism potential and enhance healthcare services for visitors to HCMC.

With 131 public and private hospitals, HCMC is able to offer medical treatments at competitive prices.

Hospitals in HCMC eligible for offering healthcare services to tourists include HCMC University Medical Center, Tu Du Maternity Hospital, HCMC National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology, Traditional Medicine Hospital, HCMC Heart Institute, and Vinmec Hospital.

Bui Thi Ngoc Hieu, vice director of the HCMC Department of Tourism, highlighted the increasing interest in health tourism among both local and international tourists post pandemic. This presents a good opportunity for the city to boost its medical tourism services.

The departments of Tourism and Health have previously signed a joint plan to develop health tourism products. This year, they will further strengthen their collaboration by supporting tourism businesses in meeting the demands of the local and international markets, while also intensifying medical tourism promotion in foreign countries.

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