Medical administrators at BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua began preparing details this week for the October APEC Summit. More than a year since Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, visited for the hospital’s opening announcing then that the heads of state and an estimated 1,000 delegates to the October APEC Summit will be in good hands with such an advanced medical facility.
With the Bali International Convention Center, home base for the conference, and BIMC Hospital both located within the Nusa Dua resort compound, it’s no surprise that the state-of-the-art hospital was selected as one of the official APEC conference partners. BIMC Hospital Group CEO Craig Beveridge said to satisfy any possible emergency needs during the Oct. 5-7 meeting, security, staff, supply and services will naturally be ramped up.
Beveridge said that BIMC Hospital would remain open to the public during the summit, but added that due to heightened security in the area, “We advise patients to contact us prior to their visits to the hospital so we can arrange transportation from the security checkpoints. Alternatively, we suggest patients visit the BIMC Hospital in Kuta.”
All 21 leaders from APEC member economies are expected to attend and include Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and American President Barack Obama.
BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua is lauded as the country’s first medical tourism facility that includes an advanced emergency ward and international medical staff who speak a variety of languages.
Will you be on Bali island during APEC 2013 (1-8 October 2013)?
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