I refer to the report headlined, 'China opens doors to Western clinics'(Sunday Morning Post, March 2).
This article was of some interest, but incomplete in its description of the available services, and failed to provide balance by omitting reference to, or quotations from New Pioneer International Medical Centres, which has been operating in Shanghai in a joint venture since the autumn of 1995.
A new, modern clinic will soon open in Guangzhou and others will follow in other cities in China and the region. This service is widely regarded by resident expatriates and travellers and provides peace of mind to the many families and individuals who have been provided membership by their companies or who have exercised their personal preference and joined our membership and additionally those people who are on an acute need basis.
Our membership includes families and individuals from Europe, Japan, the US, Canada, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
New Pioneer Medical Centre Shanghai is fully equipped to provide all necessary primary care services and medicines for both outpatients and inpatients, with its foreign-trained doctors and with medical and nursing staff on duty 24 hours per day every day of the year.
Seriously ill patients at New Pioneer Medical Centres will be managed in our Husashan ward section of Shanghai Medical University. If necessary for seriously ill or injured patients, prompt evacuation can be arranged in co-operation with one of the international medical evacuation services.
A. J. WILLIAMS Group General Manager and Chief Operating Officer New Pioneer (International) Medical Centres Ltd