New medical tourism website brings competitors together


Singapore – A new medical tourism website has brought competitors from Singapore and Thailand together on a single platform, a published report said on Thursday.

Called FlyFreeForHealth, it has six healthcare partners on its list, including Thailand’s Phyathai Hospitals Group.

‘Given the US recession, and an increasingly inefficient healthcare system in Europe, the launch of FlyFreeForHealth is definitely well timed to meet the demands of these medical travellers,’ The Business Times quoted founder Wei Siang Yu as saying.

Accommodation service providers and spa operators are also on the list.

A membership concept allows medical tourists to benefit from savings and partial rebates if they sign up for programmes costing 200 US dollars to 5,000 US dollars a year.

Wei said he is aiming to secure at least 20 partners and 2,000 members a month starting in August.

The company has signed an agreement with Indonesia’s West Java Chamber of Commerce and Industry, giving it access to more than 350,000 corporate clients, the report said.