PHILIPPINES: Philippine medical tourism rebounds as slump eases

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The future of medical tourism in the Philippines will not solely depend on the volume of foreign clients coming to the country to seek medical help, but its growth is largely reliant on the Filipinos working abroad.

He pointed out world-sought-after Filipino nurses and good English speaking medical professionals, as one of the advantages of the Philippines,  “There are still challenges that the medical institutions in the country should address seriously. This is in providing world-class medical services and technology, as the Philippines is already on top in terms of human-touch. We need to work together in addressing issues that hamper growth in attracting medical tourists, and the foreign retiree market. The Philippines will only succeed if more medical institutions will get international accreditation and improve medical services. 
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