Skip to comments.Chinese show keen interest in ‘Gangnam-style medical hallyu’
Posted on 11/11/2013 2:14:07 AM PST by TexGrill
A Korean medical tourism information session involving 12 hospitals from Seouls Gangnam district took place at Yangyuan Hotel in Dalian City, China on Friday. The event brought together more than 300 people, including citizens and officials from local medical tourism agencies, and local hospitals. The participants attentively watched presentations by medical doctors from Korean hospitals, including Samsung Seoul Center, MizMedi Women`s Hospital and BK Plastic Surgery Hospital, who are widely recognized for excellence in their respective fields of medicine.
The event was organized to attract Chinese patients who have growing interest in quality medical service amid Chinas robust economic growth. Accompanied by chiefs of 12 major medical institutions including general hospitals, medical checkup centers, plastic surgery clinics, skin clinics and gynecological clinics, and their professional interpreters, the Gangnam ward office, which hosted the event, visited Dalians Zhongshan ward, a district in sisterhood relationship with the former.
Shin Yeon-hee, chief of the Gangnam ward office, said Gangnam district is a hub of medical tourism, where visitors can receive diverse medical services, ranging from severe illness to cosmetic plastic surgery, because it is home to more than 2,400 hospitals, including those for plastic surgery, skin care, and spinal surgery as well as general hospitals.
Jiang Suhua, chief of the Jhongshan ward office who invited Gangnam ward, said, Among Koreas medical technology, cosmetic plastic surgery is widely known in China for its excellence. He added, I hope to see expanding exchange between Gangnam ward and China, and generation of significant achievements.
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