The Guangzhou-based Xian Health and Medical Center, a new clinic funded by several Taiwanese businessmen operating in China, organizes medical tour groups. There is a membership fee for joining the centre, and every member is entitled to a six-day trip to Taiwan, including a one-day physical check-up.
TAITRA advise that Southern China’s Guangdong province enjoys the highest GDP in the country, and it is targeting its capital city Guangzhou with a population of 20 million, to promote medical tourism to Taiwan.
With the assistance of the TAITRA, the centre, which already has over 1000 members, reached agreements with 18 medical centres and hospitals in Taiwan last year to organize the visits.
IMTJ reported that as Taiwan has a good reputation for hip replacements and knee and heart surgery, the centre can also help introduce those services to potential Chinese clients.