Indonesia aims to boost hospital standards to reduce number of citizens seeking treatment abroad

Indonesia is also considering allowing foreign medical specialists to practice in these hospitals.
Indonesia is also considering allowing foreign medical specialists to practice in these hospitals.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA - Indonesia plans to build international standard hospitals in Jakarta, Denpasar in Bali and Medan in a pilot project to reduce the number Indonesians traveling overseas to seek medical treatment, a senior minister has said.

Southeast Asia's largest economy is also considering allowing foreign medical specialists to practice in these three cities, provided they work closely with local doctors to ensure transfer of knowledge, coordinating maritime affairs and investment minister Luhut Pandjaitan said on Saturday (Aug 30).

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