Local Thai media reported that Phuket has proposed a new project called “The International Medical and Public Health Service” to create more long term financial security and diversification, and value-added tourism in Phuket, as the island has taken a heavy financial hit due to the effects of Covid-19pandemic.
The project will use state owned property near the Tha Chat Chai Police Station in Mai Khao, approximately 140 rai of land, (16 kilometres away from Phuket Airport). The idea for this project came from the outgoing Phuket governor, the director of Vachira Phuket hospital, public health minister of Phuket and various private sectors.
According to local media, the project would become a contemporary international medical hub. If the project is supported by the government, it will be the focus of health tourism in Thailand and help draw quality tourists from around the world.
Courtesy: Published at The Thaiger on June 19, 2020 by Phuket Andaman News