Why More Chinese are Going to Thailand for Medical Tourism Services

17 Sep 2019

According to the Chinese Medical Travel Journal 2018, Thailand has become the Third top destination globally in terms of medical tourism income. Growing number of Chinese patients has increased in area of both functional and preventives programs such as Anti- Aging, IVF, Elective Health screening and treatments.  


As one of the known health care networks in the world, Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Public Company Limited (BDMS)from Thailand is participating in the China Medical Tourism Fair in Chengdu during July 5-7, 2019 in order to give knowloedge and information to the Sichuan market. BDMS comprises of  6 hospital groups which are Bangkok Hospital group, Samitivej Hospital group, BNH Hospital, Phyathai Hospital group, Paolo Hospital group and Royal Bangkok Hospital group. 


Miss Sasiporn Kaocharern, Director – BDMS Advertising & PR, BDMS said “BDMS is committed to support the Government’s Belt and Road Medical Tourism and Health Industry. We would like to  serve the health needs of the Chinese patients . At the same time, we are trying to meet the lifestyle needs of Chinese tourists who are increasingly conscious of their health and well-being. At the event we will be introducing to target audience a variety of medical and healthcare services available at our network hospitals. BDMS network hospitals offers personalized and proactive health care services in all dimensions such as Preventive health cares in area of anti-aging, well-being and health check-ups, medical treatment of serious diseases such as cancer, heart, orthopedics and brain.

Thailand, which is known as the “Chengdu’s Back Garden”, has received continuous attention and is very familiar to Sichuan tourists. There were more than 800,000 Chinese travelers from Sichuan visited Thailand in 2018. Currently, there are about 88 direct flights from Chengdu and Chongqing to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Samui, Krabi and other key tourist destinations in Thailand. With the increased convenience of transportation, Sichuan visitors have more opportunities to enjoy their travel to Thailand.


Beyond that, there is a key word that cannot be ignored – quality medical tourism. Thailand is already one of the world’s largest medical tourism destinations, attracting millions of people every year. Thailand features internationally accredited medical facilities, highly qualified medical professionals, state-of-the-art technology, Plenty of wellness clinics and health resorts for relaxation and rehabitation.  Also, Chinese patients can enjoy excellent Thai hospitlity services with effective cost and without long waiting list.

Also, the Thai government aims to make Thailand a leading destination for medical tourism with the world-class standards and facilities to serve patients from around the world. According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thailand received over 4 million international patients in 2018. The medical travelers who visited the Thai private hospitals spent over 7 billion baht, or about 0.01% of the national GDP. 

Miss Sasiporn Kaocharern added: “Medical service standards in Thailand are now on par with the standards in some European countries and the standard of medical treatments at BDMS network hospitals are internationally recognized. BDMS network hospitals have proven to provide outstanding medical outcomes at the competitive costs with the Thai hospitality. With over 12,000 qualified doctors with expert nursing and medical-technical teams working for BDMS, we can serve both local and international patients from around the world.The Chinese patients ranks no#3 and the number continues to grow for the Chinese has become more aware of Thailand as a medical tourism hub.

With our Patient focus strategy, we are serving local and foreign patients with empathy to not just the medical needs but emotional need. Among all, number of Chinese patient is growing significantly fast for our exclusive services, including dedicated Chinese-speaking doctors, nurses, interpreters and Exclusive Chinese checkup service. This can be a competitive advantage that enables us to ensure customer satisfaction from medical services we provide.”  

To better serve Chinese customers, BDMS also has developed a website to provide them with an easy access to updates, healthcare packages tailored to Chinese customers, and a quick and convenient search to find useful health-related information. For more information, please visit www.bdmschina.com.