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Hong Kong health care and hospitals

Clean, cheap, efficient: why smiling Thailand is miles ahead of Hong Kong on medical tourism

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 27 June, 2018, 4:16pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 27 June, 2018, 4:16pm

I have just returned from a thorough, inexpensive physical examination at a multi-speciality private medical clinic in Thailand (“Why medical tourism is lucrative for Asia, despite hiccups in Hong Kong”, June 27).

I was so impressed by its cleanliness, efficiency, expertise and, of course, the usual grace and courtesy of the Thais.

Why can’t Hong Kong run such an establishment? Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor should unlock the coffers. Use a couple of rundown warehouse sites. The Hong Kong people deserve such medical services. Most would be happy to pay a reasonable fee for such a wonderful change. Prevention is better than cure, and cheaper for the government in the long run.

Charge non-residents more! No need to feel guilty. Hong Kong people have created a trustworthy, capable environment. They deserve to benefit. What is preventing the construction of such clinics here?

Wendy McTavish, Central