8: A medical tourism
Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is being developed in Indonesia under the aegis
of PT Aviasi Pariwisata Indonesia (Injourney),
through its subsidiary PT Hotel Indonesia Natour, and Indonesia Healthcare
The SEZ will
come up at Bali Province’s Sanur area and the works on the Bali International
Hospital in Denpasar City within the SEZ has already started. Mayo Clinic, USA,
is collaborating with it. The 300-room facility will provide various medical
services, including cancer treatment and cardiac surgery and is expected to be
over by the middle of next year.
Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises has launched the SEZ as a priority project
to boost the nation’s economy. Indonesian’s will have the option of seeking medical
treatment in the country itself rather than going to Malaysia. Indonesia estimates
that over US$ 6 billion is going out from the country for seeking better treatment
elsewhere with over two million Indonesians taking the route.
hopes to attract medical value travellers to the country through this venture.
Indonesia expects 240,000 patients to seek treatment at the facility by the
turn of the decade. IHC already has 75 hospitals and 143 clinics across the
Inna Bali Beach Tower Hotel, Grand Inna Bali Beach Garden, and the construction
of a Convention Centre will be upgraded as part of the SEZ project to boost
medical value travel.