Thailand expects to double the number of overseas patients receiving treatment to 5 million in the next five years, says Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong.
The country's medical business has been thriving with 16% growth annually in overseas patients, who now total around 2.5 million, he said.
Thailand currently has 23 hospitals with international standards accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI). These hospitals have special services for foreign patients such as translators, specific wards, food and personnel as well as visa extension services.
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