Healing process is not only conducted medically but also spiritually.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The health special economic zone (SEZ) in Sanur Village, Denpasar City, Bali Province, can become a research center to improve the quality of the sector in Indonesia, State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir stated.

The minister noted that it will be Indonesia’s pioneering health SEZ. The integrated health facility will be built on 41.5 hectares of land owned by the ministry.

"Hence, we will collaborate with several international universities and hospitals. Thus, not only health services will be provided but research activities will also be conducted,” the minister remarked at the Sanur Tourism Area, Denpasar City, Bali Province, on Monday.

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Thohir noted that taking into account the fact that two million Indonesians go abroad for treatment annually, the country should improve health services in accordance with international standards, so that it can also boost the tourism and investment sectors.

In addition to an international hospital, there will also be a healing park.

"The healing process is not only conducted medically but also spiritually. On account of the bountiful nature, we will also build areas for yoga, relaxing walks, and other rehabilitation activities. Thus, the treatment can be performed sustainably," Thohir affirmed.

Earlier, President Jokowi Widodo led the groundbreaking ceremony of the Bali International Hospital. He expressed optimism that establishment of the hospital would make Bali Province a health tourism destination.

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