Singapore…. Singled out

A Closer look at the Health and Medical Industry in Singapore

This island city boast a growing list of number 1 spots under its belt. No. 1 port, airport, mathematical geniuses …. and the list goes on.The city is also famed for its medical care. Standard is top notch, and service is uniformly excellent. It is therefore no surprise that the island state is a popular destination for medical tourists as well as medical evacuations in the region. Prices are also generally lower than the West, although may be more expensive compared to its neighbors in the region.

Three key agencies, the Economic Development Board, the Singapore Tourism Board and the International Enterprise Singapore have come together under the Singpaore Medicine Banner to develop the Republic in one of Asia’s leading health care destinations.

Statistics in 2003 showed that 230,000 foreigners sought medical care here. Singapore Medicine is aiming to serve one million foreign patients a year by 2012 and generate $3 billion in revenues and create at least 13,000 jobs in the health industry.

Singapore provides the complete spectrum of healthcare services from primary care such as health screening, to quaternary care services such as organ transplants. Foreign patients also come to Singapore for a broad range of specialist care including Cardiology, Gynaecology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Oncology, Otorhinolaryngology, Urology, Neurosurgery and Opthalmology, besides General Surgery and General Medicine.
The country to specializes in services for cardiology, ophthalmology, and oncology.

Positioned as more than a centre for the treatment of illnesses, Singapore is also a destination where visitors can select from a wide range of services to enhance their health and well being. These include health screening, medical wellness, aesthetic and anti-ageing programmes.

The country is also a thriving dental hub. More about this in our next blog.

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2 Responses to “Singapore…. Singled out”

  1. RM Says:

    Interesting article on medical tourism in Singapore. I recommend http://www.medicaltourism.com for an unbiased online directory of medical tourism altnernatives throughout the world, including europe, India, Thailand, South America, and Africa.

  2. Boy George Says:

    Oh wait. Yes, I have. I’m sorry, but I just don’t have it in me right now to type it all out again. Besides, it was just ramblings anyway. You didn’t want to hear me go on and on about this, right?

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