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Medical tourism a catalyst for change: Vishal Bali, Fortis Healthcare

Medical tourism is opening doors to the world for Asia’s hospitals, believes Vishal Bali, CEO of Fortis Healthcare.

Given the Fortis purchase of a significant share of the Parkway hospitals last month, we wondered what this might mean for Asian and global health care.

In an interview with MTQUA, Bali gives us his view of the future of health care. “There is a decentralization of providers from just being in certain regions… Asian hospital groups are now going out and creating their own footprints in the countries and the regions around us.”

Association with brand name western hospitals is no longer important. What now needs to happen, he says, is to “help facilities to move up their quality parameters and to ensure these systems become more efficient.”

Bali also discusses the urgent need of providers and countries to tackle such problems as the looming shortage of health care workers.

Read the press release.

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