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In this issue , we take a look at health travel in Southeast Asia as it recovers from the pandemic , including insights from prominent stakeholders on how healthcare should move forward following the global health crisis .
The CEO of the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council explains how his country is witnessing a robust rebound in health travel numbers , with several initiatives like e-visas for health travellers making it easier to check in at the country ’ s private facilities .
The CEOs of Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Subang Jaya Medical Centre share their optimism about medical tourism prospects but would like to see Malaysia streamline its hiring process for foreign nurses to ensure healthcare providers are adequately staffed and improve mental health support for medical staff .
In Thailand , Samitivej Hospital and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services ( BDMS ) are expecting to return to pre-pandemic medical tourism levels supported by generous medical visas , a tested telemedicine system , and its global reputation .
After navigating the pandemic with one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates , Singapore quickly reopened its borders to visitors , paving the way for an early rebound . Mount Elizabeth Hospital ’ s CEO explains that this was possible due to strict pandemic management protocols implemented consistently across healthcare institutions . Looking to the future , Singapore is now launching a healthcare initiative to boost personalised care with a game-changing strategy that will help prevent dangerous disease and conditions , explains the CEO of Farrer Park Hospital .
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