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Singapore – New Vaccination Requirement

With effect from 1 February 2019, foreign-born children aged 12 years and below will need to verify their vaccination (or evidence of immunity) for diphtheria and measles with the Health Promotion Board (HPB) before an application can be made for a Dependant’s Pass (DP) or Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).  Existing pass holders will …

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Australia – Healthcare

Healthcare – 1. The Basics Australia’s health system is made up of both public and private care and is considered one of the best systems in the world. The public system is called Medicare and is available to all Australian citizens, permanent residents and temporary visa holders who come from a reciprocal health agreement country. …

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China – Healthcare

Healthcare facilities for expatriates range from world standard, in Beijing and Shanghai, to well below Western standards in the smaller and less “international ” cities. We have here given you a basic introduction to healthcare ( both inpatient and outpatient) in several Chinese cities, where there is significant foreign investment.  The standard of healthcare services …

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India – Healthcare

Indian Health care system is a dichotomy if there ever was one. From the finest hospital and medical care in the world, which attracts  patients from Africa, South Asia, Middle East, Europe and the United States as part of the medical tourism industry, not just because of quality but also because of cost advantages to …

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Japan – Healthcare

The cost of living in Japan can be high, however the health care system is very reasonable. Most clinics and hospitals are part of the Japanese Health Insurance system and charge only 30 percent of the total fee to patients. This is because Japan uses a universal health care system for payment. Most employees are …

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South Korea – Healthcare

Medical services in South Korea are generally in high levels.  Highly advanced medical fields in South Korea include ophthalmology, spinal surgery, dentistry, plastic surgery, heart surgery and infertility treatment. With the rapidly increasing number of foreigners visiting or residing in South Korea, more medical facilities have opened international clinics and have sought to provide medical services …

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Malaysia – Healthcare

Below are a few essential things to highlight about healthcare in Malaysia especially for an expatriate. Considered the number 1 destination in Asia for expatriates to retire, Malaysia is blessed with a temperate climate, beautiful beaches, and friendly locals. How does the standard of healthcare in Malaysia look like in comparison? Standard of Healthcare With …

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New Zealand – Healthcare

New Zealand is a country free of major health concerns for the traveller, with health care provision of a high international standard.  There are no dangerous wild animals, snakes, insects or arachnids, except for a rare venomous spider which hasn’t caused any fatalities for over 100 years. New Zealand has a public health system for …

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Philippines – Healthcare

Healthcare in the Philippines is a mixed public and private system and is considered to be of good standard. While healthcare has vastly improved in the last 25 years due to reforms carried out in the public health sector and the popular private fee-for-service system, additional government issuances were issued over the past two years …

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Singapore – Healthcare

Singapore is regarded as a regional centre of medical excellence. You will find well-trained doctors and staff making it Asia’s leading hub for a wide range of medical services for local and international patients. Healthcare practice in Singapore The Ministry of Health (MOH) regulates the standard and practice of healthcare services. It manages the five professional …

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