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 center, and every member is entitled to a six-day trip to Taiwan, including a one-day physical check-up.
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 center, that already has over 1,000 members, reached agreements with 18 medical centers and hospitals in Taiwan last year to organize the visits.
IMTJ reported that as Taiwan has an excellent reputation for hip replacements, knee and heart surgery, and general health care, the center can also help introduce those services to potential Chinese clients.