|Medical services for tourists are displayed at the 16th HCM City Travel Fair. — VNS Photo Hoàng Hải|
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Tourism in co-ordination with the Department of Health has launched a new website on medical tourism, the first of its kind in the country.
The portal, www.dulichytetphcm.com, offers information about the city’s medical tourism network and medical services for tourists.
Việt Nam has emerged as a medical tourism destination in recent years with an annual turnover of US$2 billion, according to the department.
In 2018 around 300,000 foreign patients visited hospitals in the country for medical checks and treatment, with 57,000 getting admitted.
The most common choices were dental care, cosmetic surgery, cardiological intervention, and fertility treatment.
A delegate from Hùng Vương Hospital said at a conference on medical tourism products held last week that the hospital offers medical tourism packages related to gynaecology, obstetrics and cancer screening with highly competent doctors and at reasonable prices.
Nguyễn Thị Ánh Hoa, deputy director of the department, said medical tourism is now one of the most significant tourism trends globally and would help diversify the city’s products. — VNS