Health tourism boosts Thai economy

Over two million visitors from US, UK and Gulf states spent nearly $4bn in medical-related expenses in 2012.

    In just four years the amount of money medical tourists have spent in Thailand has more than doubled.

    Last year the government launched a programme to make the country the Medical Hub of Asia by 2016.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Bangkok.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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