PRZOOM - /newswire/ -
Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates, 2007/02/02 - As a leading healthcare services hub in the region, more and more Arab patients are flying to Singapore each year for a whole range of medical care. Some go for health screening, others for eye, heart and brain surgeries.
Some go for health screening, others for eye, heart and brain surgeries. Yet others travel for cancer treatment. Whether their needs are basic or complex, patients find assurance in a world-class healthcare system that emphasizes safety and pushes the boundaries of excellence.
Out of 8.9 million tourists in 2005, the total number of medical patients who traveled to Singapore was 374,000."There is a 20% steady increase of patient traffic each year and is bound to increase in coming years", says Dr. Jason CH Yap, Director of Singapore medicine.
Singapore's healthcare system is highly rated in terms of quality, efficiency and accessibility. Public healthcare establishments, managed by the National Healthcare Group (NHG) and Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), as well as the various private healthcare establishments, provide international patients with a full range of basic to specialist inpatient and outpatient healthcare services.
The International Patient Service Centres set up by many healthcare establishments are one-stop service centres, where you can obtain information about the healthcare establishments and available treatments.
Dedicated teams of trained staff are there to answer your queries to set up your medical appointments and referrals, assist you with admission, as well as arrange for medical transportation including trained medical taxi services and interpretation services.
'We understand the cultural tradition of Arabs, since 15% of Singapore population are represented by Muslims. We provide MUIS (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura) Certified Halal Kitchens in all Hospital facilities", says Dr. Jason CH Yap.