Medical Tourism in Singapore


With a population of about 4.5 million, a strong workforce of highly efficient medical staff, and some of the best state-of-the-art hospitals, the tiny island of Singapore is fast emerging as an international medical tourism hub. The healthcare system in Singapore, has received international recognition for its ability to perform complex neurosurgical procedures and use of the latest medical technologies. Based on world-class quality, safety and reliability, combined with advanced research and international accreditation, medical services in Singapore are at par with the best worldwide.

One of the famous cases that demonstrated the high standard of medical expertise in Singapore was the 90-hour operation that successfully separated the Siamese twins from Nepal, Ganga and Jamuna, back in April, 2001.

Singapore, with an unprecedented boom in medical tourism in recent years, currently attracts about 200,000 international health tourists annually. The hospitals in Singapore aim at increasing the numbers manifold, such that by 2012 they can serve one million foreign patients every year. The revenue earned from medical tourism alone is predicted to reach the 3 billion US dollars mark by then.

The hospitals in Singapore provide world-class treatment and are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and the finest of medical expertise. Many hospitals and medical centers are Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited, with some of them being even ISO-9001-2000 certified. Comprehensive care of patients and successful treatment of a wide range of ailments set these hospitals a class apart.

In the past few years, a growing number of Americans have been choosing Singapore as their medical travel destination mainly because of the significantly cheaper yet hassle free healthcare services available in this clean, cosmopolitan city. Besides, the efficient and effective medical system in Singapore coupled with the picturesque scenic beauty provides the perfect getaway for overseas patients.