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Singapore’s loss is Indonesia’s gain: local hospitals benefit from medical tourism as borders stay shut

As Indonesia’s borders stay shut for a year and counting, people who used to travel overseas for medical treatment are turning to local hospitals.“More cancer patients are showing up at the hospital that I went to,” said Edyth Chatrina, a lawyer who took her 76-year-old mother for lung cancer treatment at a Jakarta clinic run by PT Siloam International Hospitals. “Nearly all of them were being treated in Singapore before the pandemic.”Some 1.2 million Indonesians travel to neighbouring…

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