travel firm push medical tours
Union Hospital and Dragonair Holidays have joined
forces to promote Hong Kong as a destination
for medical tourists.
According to a joint announcement yesterday,
the scheme is aimed at luring affluent mainlanders
to visit Hong Kong for medical checkups.
The pioneering venture between the private hospital
in Tai Wai, Sha Tin, and the subsidiary of Cathay
Pacific Airways will offer packages that include
a half-day medical checkup at the private hospital
plus air tickets, hotel, transportation and
a half-day sightseeing tour around Hong Kong
Island organized by the airline.
doctor's report on the medical status of the
person will be included.
cost of the four- and five-day packages ranges
from about HK$6,760 to HK$12,570 a person, depending
on the departure location and season.