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Taiwan to promote medical tourism

6-Nov-2007

Private hospitals in Taiwan are to promote the country for medical tourism and hope to generate US$215.52 million within three years.

According to the Taipei Times, The announcement was made as the Taiwan Non-governmental Hospitals and Clinics Association, Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research and 20 hospitals announced the inauguration of a project management center. 

The center will promote ectogenesis, liver transplants, hip joint replacement, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery and craneofacial surgery. 

The project members got together after the Executive Yuan approved a program to promote medical services. 

Wu Ming-yen, chief executive officer of an international medical services project, said 30,000 job opportunities would be created. 

The Taiwan department of Health has also backed the project.

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