Taiwan’s Healthcare is slightly costlier than china, but they are promoting medical tourism for quality healthcare services compare to price benefits.



Taiwan’s health tourism attracting thousands of Chinese 2010/12/02 21:50:08 Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Thousands of Chinese nationals visited Taiwan to have health checkups in the first eight months of this year, taking advantage of the medical tourism offered to Chinese tourists since 2008, a health official said Wednesday. Tallies show that more than 3,000 Chinese who arrived as part of tour groups received health checkups during their visits to Taiwan in the eight months, said Shih Chung-liang, director of the Bureau of Medical Affairs under the Department of Health, at a conference on cross-Taiwan Strait medicine and healthcare cooperation. Chinese visitors, attracted by Taiwan’s advanced medical skill and equipment, are willing to pay as much as NT$100,000 (US$3,289) for a half-day or full-day medical examination. Medical tourism has been working out well in terms of Chinese tourists, so is not scheduled to be on the agenda of the next round of talks between the top cross-strait negotiators of the two sides, Shih said