Bali pushes for more health travellers


"[Efforts to promote] health tourism are already underway, but most [of the efforts] are scattered around, without any proper network," Bali Health Agency head Ketut Suarjaya said in the article. Ketut pointed out that Bali had around 3,200 traditional wellness centers, such as herbal medicine practices and spas. However, only 10% of the centres were considered to be in compliance with the administration's standards.

Ketut said the administration expected to further enforce its standards to regulate the industry through a bylaw that was expected to be finalized this year. Aside from upgrading wellness businesses on the island, Ketut said the administration also planned to turn the Bali Mandara hospital into a center for cancer treatment.

Currently, Bali has the Sanglah hospital, which specialises in treating heart-related diseases and the Sanjiwani hospital, which is specialised in handling nervous system illness.

Bali welcomed nearly 4.6 million tourists between January and October last year, according to Statistics Indonesia.



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