By Keqiao Cheng, iChongqing News
Raffles Medical Group opened a 700-bed hospital in Southwest China’s Chongqing, making it the first comprehensive international hospital of full foreign investment in this Chinese municipality. The hospital will not only provide medical services to citizens and foreigners in Chongqing, but also participate in the medical aid in the region of Southwest China.
The Raffles Hospital is located in Liangjiang New Area of Chongqing, with an investment of about RMB 800 million. As a comprehensive international hospital, it will offer both outpatient and inpatient services. In addition to Raffles’ traditional special departments including tumor, maternity, pediatrics, reproductive, and dental, other comprehensive departments of emergency, internal medicine system, surgical system, and Chinese medicine will be opened as well.
On one hand, Raffles will bring the advanced treatment methods, international medical standards and management standards to Chongqing. On the other hand, the hospital will recruit doctors from overseas. Meanwhile, it will send the local doctors to study abroad for more advanced training.
As Chongqing is becoming more international, the number of foreigners who are living or working here is also increasing rapidly. Thus, for those people, no matter the foreigners or the locals of Chongqing, who have a demand for high-quality medical service, Raffles Hospital Chongqing will be a perfect choice.
According to Dr. Loo Choon Yong, the executive chairman of Raffles Medical Group, the Hospital will provide multi-lingual services to the foreign patients. “That is why the Chongqing government also invited us, as an international hospital, to help make Chongqing more attractive for foreigners and expatriate.” He added.
Besides, as an achievement of the project of China-Singapore (Chongqing) Demonstration Initiative on Strategic Connectivity, the opening of the Raffles Hospital Chongqing made significant progress in the cooperation of the two parts in the medical sector.