International Hospitals & Healthcare

BIH launches new programme for international patients

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Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH) in Bangkok, Thailand, has launched a new programme that provides patients with access to high-quality speciality pharmaceuticals, vaccines and treatment at a lower cost.

The hospital’s Medical Tourism programme affords patients savings of up to 80 per cent on treatments for complex diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, HIV, hepatitis C, multiple sclerosis, cancer and orphan/rare diseases. “Travel to Thailand to have prescriptions filled and authentic specialty drugs expertly administered at a fraction of the cost resolves a major problem for all patients and US-based self-insured employers who are forced to ration care or deny coverage to keep high specialty drug costs from overrunning their operations,” said David Boucher, Chief Business Transformation Officer, BIH.

Boucher explained that, using the programme, patients and their companions can stay in an affordable hotel and access treatment at a price that meets their budget. He highlighted that the Medical Tourism programme furthers BIH’s mission to improve access to affordable care and medications for people throughout the world.