A woman from Beijing receives the Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine at a hospital in Hainan province on May 30, becoming the first person to obtain the injection in mainland China. Picture: Reuters
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

Why medical tourism is lucrative for Asia, despite hiccups in Hong Kong

Destinations such as China and India hope to capitalise on an influx of medical tourists, but shortage of HPV vaccine in Hong Kong caused by demand from visitors might deny the city its cut

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A woman from Beijing receives the Gardasil 9 HPV vaccine at a hospital in Hainan province on May 30, becoming the first person to obtain the injection in mainland China. Picture: Reuters
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she covers travel and tourism in Asia in her weekly column, Destinations Known.