Federal govt urged to boost medical tourism

ABC NewsOnline | 2007-05-09

A national lobby group wants the Federal Government to help strengthen Australia's medical tourism industry.

The Australian Tourism Export Council says the sector is already operating on an ad hoc basis in various parts of the country.

The council's managing director, Matt Hingerty, says a coordinated national approach could yield big dividends.

"There would be a whole gamut in the health sector from your simple spa treatments and health check-ups right through to surgical procedures," he said.

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