The volume of paid medical services is growing year by year, and the dynamics in the Far East are the same. Now it is about RUB 40 billion — Pavel Volkov, State Secretary, Deputy Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East.
In 2018, <...> 27 thousand Russian patients visited Korea, which is 10% more than the year before — Lee Jeong Zoo, President, Pusan National University Hospital.
Russia remains one of the countries with the largest share of medical tourism in South Korea. For medical tourism, it is important to have developed medicine, developed medical facilities, affordable prices and developed tourist infrastructure. Now South Korea has all these factors. <...> Service costs are significantly lower compared to similar services in the USA and Europe — Woojin Hwang, Managing Director, Massachusetts Institute of Innovation (Asia).
In Russia, this choice is either Moscow or Korea. Moscow is very far away, and if treatment is long and requires constant travel, it is very difficult, primarily for cancer patients, so they choose Korea. The medical cluster, I think, will save us — Vera Vahonia, CEO, Vernal Medical Tourism Agency.
Why, among other things, do people go to India or Korea? Because when a serious problem arises, such as a cancer, a lot of different research is needed. <...> Here, a person can only get one vertical service, but not all industries. If a cluster is created here that includes everything, people will stay here — Sunil Sachdeva, Co-founder, Medanta.