Owning 30 Internationally Accredited Hospitals and 280 Plenary Accredited Hospitals, Vice Governor of Bali Cok Ace Supports Bali to Develop Health Tourism
- 20 November 2020
- 20:11 WITA
DENPASAR, Balitopnews.com - Vice Governor of Bali, Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Cok Ace) received an audition from the General Manager of the Indonesia Medical Tourism Board (IMTB) Putu Deddy Suh Journalist at the Vice Governor of Bali Office, Friday morning, November 20, 2020.
On that occasion, GM IMTB Putu Dedy said that so far Bali is known for its image of leisure tourism destinations that offer natural beauty or strong cultural tourism. However, behind that there is another tourism diversification that is rarely known by domestic tourists, namely medical tourism. For this reason, according to him, Bali has the potential to be developed as a medical tourism destination because it is supported by qualified resources.
"A total of 280 hospitals in Bali have been fully accredited, while 30 hospitals have been internationally accredited," he explained.
In addition, according to him, Bali since the Bali Bombings I and II until before the Cobid-19 pandemic has continued to improve itself, especially in the aspect of health services. So it is not surprising that many foreigners are willing to try medical services while on vacation on the Island of the Gods.
The types of health services accessed by Balinese tourists vary, but the main thing is cosmetic services, both for plastic surgery, face implants, face lifts, liposuction to those that are non-invasive. The number can reach 60 patients per month with an income of up to 1.2 billion.
For this reason, he said he wanted to echo this medical tourism in Bali so that besides Bali as a cultural tourism destination it was also a place for medical tourism visits both for international and domestic ones.
Responding to this, Vice Governor of Bali Cok Ace said that the potential for health or medical tourism is indeed quite large, where health tourism is actually a form of tourism trend that combines aspects of health and entertainment.
Besides that, Bali does have tremendous potential as a global health tourism destination, especially in terms of wellness (fitness). There are around 3,200 wellness centers in Bali such as traditional herbal medicine centers and spas. However, only a handful have met the standards of health facilities. For this reason, this is an important note that must be considered in the future if you want to build health tourism in Bali.
The main potential of Bali as a health tourism destination lies in the natural beauty of Bali and its strategic position as an exotic tourist destination with a unique culture. In addition, the cost of treatment at the Bali health center is more affordable than in other countries, especially developed countries.
For this reason, Cok Ace hopes that with this IMTB's desire to develop medical tourism in Bali it can run smoothly and the Bali Provincial Government is very supportive of this. "The only thing that needs to be paid attention is to emphasize what is actually the potential that we have and don't have in other countries, so that we don't compete fiercely with other countries," he concluded. (Gix_)