Singapore along with other Southeast Asian countries, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines, are some of the countries identified as medical tourism destinations in the world. Among these countries, Singapore is one of the top 10 countries to have the best health care system in Asia.
Thailand is visited by medical tourist mostly seeking for cosmetic surgery and organ transplant. Malaysia on the other hand specializes in special burn treatments and some Malaysian hospitals offer packages for low-cost extensive physical test that can include bone density scan to promote preventive care. The Philippines is also an attractive place to go to for other cosmetic surgeries but it is more likely be visited because English is the second language here.
Singapore ranks as the top destination in Asia for medical health care. Singapore has acquired medical technology that is at par with other highly-developed countries at a lower cost. Singapore’s medical tourism is still increasing in number and has targeted not only the Western and European countries but also seeing growth in medical tourist coming from neighbouring Asian countries.
Singapore’s medical health care covers a range of specialties including cardiology, gastroenterology, general surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and stem cell therapy.
There are so many reasons why one who seeks medical resources should choose Singapore. Singapore’s highly skilled health care providers are trained in the best centres in the world and has gained years of experience in medical and surgical treatments. All hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to be at par with, if not better-equipped, than most European and American hospitals.
Emergency services are available 24 hours a day that provide doctors on call in hotels and have a quick and organized transport procedure to transfer a patient to the nearest hospital. Aside from the relatively affordable health care services available in Singapore, this country is chosen because of its dynamic culture, great attractions and breathtaking infrastructures.
Singapore is one of the most developed countries with clean cities, disciplined citizens and everyone has access to clean water and sanitation. Public transportation like bus, train and taxi is accessible for all commuters all day. Singapore is also known to be one of the safest places for medical tourist, businessmen, residents and those who are having a holiday because of the low crime rate, high security even in the busiest cities and no uncertainties for natural disasters.