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Asia medical tourism catches cold from COVID travel curbs

Thailand's BDMS and Malaysia's IHH see profits halved in 2020

Bangkok Dusit Medical Services saw a considerable drop in patients from the Middle East, Australia and Myanmar last year. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

BANGKOK -- Leading hospital operators in Southeast Asia suffered a heavy blow to profits last year as coronavirus travel restrictions squeezed cash cow services aimed at medical tourists.

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