Medical advances showcased at Taiwan Expo

The Sun Daily
Date: 08 JUL 2019
By: Ian McIntyre

Visitors visit Taiwan Excellence booth during Taiwan Expo 2019 at Spice Convention Centre, Penang on July 8, 2019. — Sunpix by Masry Che Ani

PENANG: Taiwan has advanced its healthcare system with tech precision instruments and quality medical products to rival the best in the world. It has two top 20 hospitals in the world, according to Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) chairman James C. F. Huang.

The cost of medical treatment in Taiwan is one-fifth of those in Europe and the US, he said, adding that it has been attracting a large number of patients from Asia, Canada and the US. Many Malaysians including retired badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei have sought treatment there.

Eight Taiwanese healthcare exhibitors participated at the Taiwan Expo which was held at Setia SPICE Convention in Penang July 5 and 6.

David Wu, who is the Digisine Energytech Co Ltd general manager, said Taiwan’s growth in information communications technology (ICT) has led to the production of a tiny hearing aid, which uses the smartphone as its companion.    [FULL  STORY]

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