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Indonesia Loses $6.8bn as People Go Abroad for Healthcare – Globe

Bali International Hospital in Denpasar, which will be run in partnership with US medical centre the Mayo Clinic, aims to make Bali a destination for tourists who also want medical treatment

President Joko Widodo is concerned about elderly citizens who have yet to be vaccinated. His country reported 33,729 new cases on Saturday, the highest daily tally since September. File photo by Reuters.


Indonesia loses 97 trillion rupiah – about $6.8 billion – every year because two million of its citizens prefer to get medical treatment overseas, the Jakarta Globe reported, citing President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

Widodo spoke on Monday at the groundbreaking ceremony of Bali International Hospital in Denpasar that will begin operating in 2023. The hospital, which will be run in partnership with the Mayo Clinic, a famous US medical centre, will make Bali a destination for medical tourism, Jokowi said.


Read the full report: Jakarta Globe.





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Kevin Hamlin

Kevin Hamlin is a financial journalist with extensive experience covering Asia. Before joining Asia Financial, Kevin worked for Bloomberg News, spending 12 years as Senior China Economy Reporter in Beijing. Prior to that, he was Asia Bureau Chief of Institutional Investor for ten years.


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