The Bali International Hospital is currently under construction in the Health Special Economic Zone in Sanur and is expected to be completed by November 2023.
The site was visited by the State-Owned Enterprises Minister, Erick Thohir, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR), Puan Mahrani, who expects the new hospital could prevent Indonesians from travelling abroad for medical treatment. She said: “We have heard that many Indonesians, who are able to seek treatment abroad, go to Singapore, Malaysia and so on.”
Mahrani added: “With the existence of the Bali International Hospital, we hope that the trend will change, so that Indonesians prefer to seek treatment in the country rather than abroad.”
Indonesia loses a potential turnover of Rp97 trillion (approximately US$6.4 billion) every year, as two million Indonesians seek medical treatment overseas.
Mahrani hopes this trend will change, thanks to Bali International Hospital, and is encouraging more international-class health tourism in the country.