Source: Taiwantrade | Updated: 01 September 2017
TAITRA has the privilege and honor in connecting WTCC (World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce to 18 domestic hospitals and medical clinics (Tri-Service General Hospital, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei Medical University/Shuang Ho Hospital, Taipei Municipal WanFang Hospital, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, National Yang-Ming University Hospital, Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Tung’s Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital, E-Da Hospital, Lee Woman’s Hospital, Taipei Beitou Health Management Hospital, Yuan Li Medical Aesthetics Clinic, Éonus Dento Facial Care and Champion Dental Clinic) were invited to sign the MOU for collaborating in overseas demands development at 11am on Aug.22nd in Taipei International Convention Center (TICC). The signing ceremony was witnessed by Walter Yeh - President/CEO from TAITRA, Roy Leu - Vice Minister from Overseas Community Affairs Council and Chien-Kuo Liu – Taiwan Legislator. With the network established by Taiwanese businesses in all 6 continents, this collaboration will grant more access to all overseas needs.
TAITRA President/CEO, Mr. Yeh stated: “The international division system evolves through the global trend flow, Taiwanese business owners on all continents play the significant role with its overseas networks as the driving force to Taiwan economics growth in the international market.”
TAITRA has been promoting International Medical Service Development in order to establish quality medical image and reputation to the world while building diplomatic relations. Mechita, a girl from Peru who suffered Elephant Leg Disease was referred to Taiwan for treatment by a fundraising through Miss Peru in 2012. The surgery was smooth and recovery went well. Members of Congress and locals from Peru were impressed with high recognition.
Yu-Mei Ruan, a woman with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome from Vietnam that was sponsored the entire trip to Taiwan for treatment by local Taiwanese business owner. China Medical University Hospital was honored to perform the operations for her. After 6 months of intensive treatment, she was able to return home with rejuvenated youth. Over 140 local medias and government officials in Vietnam had given high compliment over her recovery.
According to Medical Travel Association (MTA) in 2016, over 7 million people chose to travel abroad seeking medical attention in 2015. Mexico and Columbia have been widely visited by American/Canadian patients where Thailand has been the most popular country on medical cares for people from the Middle East. Taiwan Medical Care System was given the highest recognition among the world for its complete premium coverage by CNN in 2014; the same time, “The Richest” from Canada had also rated Taiwan Medical Care as World No.1 ahead of Japan, U.K. and Canada. An MTA study even indicated that Taiwan Medical Care as a sleeping giant to be awakened.
TAITRA has been constantly promoting Taiwan international medical services in forming higher branding image. Many referral facilitator platforms to develop patient source coming to Taiwan for medical attention were established in neighboring major cities hours away. In other regions where more Taiwan business owners located, numbers of patients referred to Taiwan for medical attention through word of mouth have been increasing year after another. The signing of this MOU between WTCC and 18 domestic medical facilities was to fully extend the medical service to all international demands.
Samuel TJ Ho(firstname.lastname@example.org)