Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 18 August 2011
At the Seminar on Medical Facilitator held by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and co-hosted by DOH, DOH Bureau of Medical Affairs Director-General Shih Chung-liang pointed out that Taiwan's medical centers have been attractive to the mainland due to their skillful techniques, convenience, advanced equipment, reasonable prices, high quality and good services. The opening of self-guided trips to Taiwan gives people from the mainland another reason to consider medical tourism to Taiwan, he added.
According to TAITRA, Taiwan's medical industry is among the top three in the world in terms of medical resources and techniques. Fourteen of the top 200 quality hospitals in the world are located in Taiwan, second only to 52 in the U.S. and 18 in Germany, TAITRA pointed out. According to TAITRA estimates, the value of the country's international medical service market has reached US$4.4 billion.