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VIRUS OUTBREAK: BT EXCLUSIVE

Doctor's in, but prognosis is for a slow recovery amid weak medical tourism

Regional rivalry had already cut patients from abroad before pandemic; providers now going overseas and money also going into telehealth now

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Parkway Pantai's Prem Kumar Nair says hospitals are tending to pent-up demand for postponed procedures.

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Raymond Ang says Q&M's patient numbers fell 60% during the circuit breaker.

Singapore

THE resumption of more healthcare services has been a shot in the arm for hospital and clinic operators, as domestic demand picks up. But a recovery will be gradual due to the loss of earnings from medical tourism, as well early restrictions on healthcare services.

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