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Japanese medical service opens in Vietnam

Released at: 13:58, 09/04/2015

Japanese medical service opens in Vietnam

Center will give locals another option for foreign treatment.

by Nguyen Quynh

IMS International Medical Support Vietnam Company Limited (IIMS - VNM), the first Japanese medical service support company in Vietnam,  officially opened in Hanoi on April 8 with the aim of helping Vietnamese patients to more easily access Japanese medical services.

Speaking at the establishment ceremony, Mr. Uemiya Shun, Director of IIMS - VNM, said that after the General Director of IMS Group conducted a surveying trip to Vietnam last year, there were many requests from Vietnamese people who wish to have treatment in Japan. “IIMS - VNM will therefore establish a new option for Vietnam’s patients besides US, Singapore or Thailand,” he said.  

The company is established on the basis of introducing services, counselling, and support procedures for Vietnamese patients wishing to travel to Japan for examination and treatment. Besides, IIMS - VNM also provides health care services and coordinates with Vinmec Hospital and Thong Nhat Hospital of Vietnam after patients return to their home country. 

Granted an investment certificate in Vietnam on February 14, IIMS - VNM is a joint venture of IMS Health Group, I-cell Networks and A’seam Company which are all Japanese leaders in the field of health care. IMS Health Group owns 90 hospitals with more than 4,000 staff around Japan. 

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