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Medical tourism: Going to the Center region for treatment | Travel

A foreign tourist is examined at Dai Nam Thai Y Duong Medical Clinic in Hue city

Many tourists come to inquire about the health care services available at the Danang Traditional Medicine Hospital in Hai Chau District of the central city of Da Nang in mid-July. Strangely, most of them are foreign tourists, some of whom come with luggage.

Korean tourist Rally Lee, 42, said he suffered from neck and shoulder pain due to sleeping and working in the wrong position, adding that he had been taking Western medicine for a long time but the pain did not improve. is not attenuated.

During a trip, accidentally seeking information online, he had the opportunity to experience acupuncture, acupressure massage and the application of wormwood in the traditional medicine hospital from Danang. After just three days, her shoulder and back pain was reduced by 70%; he subsequently returned to the Southeast Asian country to continue his treatment.

According to Dr. Nguyen Nguyen Xuan from the Da Nang City Traditional Medicine Hospital, foreign tourists are often interested in using non-drug methods of traditional medicine such as acupuncture, massage and acupressure.

And Dr. Nguyen Cong Ly, head of the medical tourism department of Da Nang Traditional Medicine Hospital, said that to serve the patients who are the best tourists, the hospital not only connects with travel agencies, but also to multi-star passengers. transport companies. Currently, the hospital can treat more than 150 patients per day.

Similarly, Dr. Vo Thi Hong Huong, head of the general planning department of No. 199 Hospital under the Ministry of Public Security, said the hospital specializes in treating pain, combining medical types in the treatment of patients, especially tourists on long trips. , traveling a lot in jet lag. The hospital will focus on strengthening coordination with travel agencies in the coming times.

Mr. Tan Van Vuong, Deputy Director of Da Nang Tourism Department, acknowledged that Da Nang city authorities prioritize health tourism products for investment in a bid to create an international brand in resorts. seaside. In the coming times, the Ministry of Tourism will call for investments to form an international standard medical and health care infrastructure system to improve tourism products not only in Da Nang but also in the central region. .

Elsewhere in Hue City, Thua Thien – Hue Province, many domestic and foreign tourists come every day to get acupuncture at Tue Tinh Duong Lien Hoa Medical Clinic. Mai Thi Ha, 67, from Tan Phu district in Ho Chi Minh City, said most of the tour members were in their 60s and 70s and suffered from spina bifida. They therefore rented a host family 1 km from the clinic. Every day, after visiting the landmarks and scenic spots in Hue city, they went to Tue Tinh Duong Lien Hoa for acupuncture. In less than two weeks people felt better and they can walk easily without pain.

Recently, at Dai Nam Thai Y Duong Clinic on Doan Thi Diem Street in Hue City, visitors not only experience an ancient oriental medicine space with patient visiting and medicine distribution activities, but also a space cultural to feel the historical values ​​left by the past. the architecture of the house, the garden of medicinal plants and the rare and precious royal medicine. It is a well-known wellness destination for tourists.

According to Nguyen Van Phuc, director of the tourism department of Thua Thien – Hue province, many hotels and resorts have launched new services focusing on “wellness package” that have helped resorts attract vacationers during the two years affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. Wellness travelers, including office workers, business people, seniors and middle-aged women, spend more per trip than average tourists. Moreover, young people also choose and focus on maintaining, recovering and improving their overall health, aiming for a healthy lifestyle, Phuc said.

By Staff Writers – Translated by Anh Quan