Indonesia hopes to win over medical tourists with overhaul of healthcare sector

The Indonesian government is moving to contain the flow of affluent citizens seeking treatment abroad. PHOTO: AFP
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JAKARTA - Indonesian retiree Johabun has consulted a Singaporean nephrologist for his chronic kidney disease since 2008.

Prior to the pandemic, he used to meet the physician once a year, spending around $3,000 for consultation and medicines - a sum that has risen only slightly over the years.

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