Thursday, November 30, 2023

Origin of medical tourism in Thailand

Back in 1977, people of that era Often heard that Thai people travel to Japan. To do rhinoplasty, eye surgery or breast augmentation because the surgery or full name is cosmetic surgery. 

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Or cosmetic surgery recently known in Thailand as well There are few surgeons. that can provide surgery in this area While South Korea is still in political turmoil. and without the economic and cultural prominence of today, however. In that era, people traveling abroad to get medical services and take the opportunity to recuperate Including traveling before returning home is not large. when compared to normal travel And does not cause any impact or economic implications of the country where people use the service until 1997 when Thai people and people around the world know the term “Tom Yam Kung Economic Crisis” due to the attack on the value Asian currency by a group of hedge fund investors from western countries and originating in Thailand. As a result, many countries face severe economic problems. In Thailand, two banks and more than 50 finance and securities companies have to either shut down or be sold to foreign companies. because of exchange rate losses from debts borrowed from foreign countries to provide loans to businesses in the country Affecting every organ in the Thai economic chain This caused the business of industrial trade, import and export to spicecinemas stall. The first negative economic growth or GDP, many people lost their jobs. While many millionaires went bankrupt overnight. In other words, economic confidence is so low that there is almost no light at the end of the tunnel. But in the midst of the economic bubble crisis, back to having an industrial business that not only survived But it grew and flourished as a way out of the nation at that time. That is tourism because when the government at that time, with General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh as Prime Minister, announced the floating of the baht. This caused the baht to drop by 50-90%. At one point, the baht depreciated to the size of 1 US dollar. Can exchange Thai baht up to 50 baht from the former only exchanged 24 baht, but the result of this depreciation of the baht to make foreigners from America, Europe, Middle East and Australia. poured in to travel to Thailand more due to the depreciation of the baht. Make virtual tourists pay half the price. from what had been paid before Later, when the government under the leadership of the Democratic Party came into management Following work from the government of General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh amid the recession The country’s economy has not improved much. But there are signs of change in certain types of businesses. Both in Bangkok, Phuket and Chonburi, the signs were related to Thailand’s medical strength. and later also play an important role in reviving the economy in Thailand too

 Looking back Before the domestic economy experienced a bubble, there was a private hospital. There is a business plan to serve the upper and middle level customers or patients in Bangkok, but the Tom Yum Kung economic crisis make patients in the middle class who used to be able to pay for medical care, had to face financial problems and turned to use government hospital services instead of the target group of patients, therefore reduced to the point of concern, hospitals have turned to international market trials hoping to attract patients with purchasing power from Asia-Pacific countries to replace including patients from middle east countries which previously often traveled to the country for treatment USA and Europe Change your mind and turn to Thailand instead. Especially after the 9/11 terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center building. The United States was attacked in 2001, an even more important driving factor. Traveled from different countries to undergo sex change surgery from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Preecha Tiewtranon, a famous plastic surgeon in Thailand, but later the management chose not to support public relations. This type of surgery was done for fear that it would affect the image of the hospital. But even then, its reputation spread throughout the world as a state-of-the-art hospital. The most complete in Southeast Asia and is one of the drivers of medical tourism or Medical Tourism in Thailand not only sex change surgery It also caused unexpected results at Sirirot Hospital, Phuket. because instead of a picture delete of the hospital, it became widely discussed overnight. Because there are patients from the United States, Canada, England, Japan and Australia. fly directly to Phuket to undergo Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) with Dr. Sanguan Kunaporn, a plastic surgeon who was the only surgeon in this area in Phuket at that time. capable of the same with people traveling from all over the world in order to undergo gender reassignment surgery in these events became the starting point of medical tourism. by those who travel to Thailand in this group All are intended to serve. mainly official rehabilitation section or travel after treatment counted as a by-product or as a bonus to yourself before returning to the latestforyouth country of origin

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