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Gangnamgu Leads Medical Tourism
Mayor Shin Yeon-Hee All Out to Draw Medical Tourists
Gangnam Mayor Shin Yeon-Hee (left) in award ceremony

Mayor of Gangnam City Shin Yeon-Hee will sign an agreement for cooperation with Gangnamgu Medical Tourism Association in her office on July 24, 2012, Gangnamgu Ward Office announced in its recent news release.

Mayor Shin will also appoint medical institutions for cooperation in the medical tourism field in a ceremony in her office on the same day.

In the ceremony Mayor Shin will confer a plaque of appreciation to some of the medical institutions with her district for their high performance in attracting foreign medical tourists.

Early in the year Mayor Shin appointed 155 hospitals, clinics, hotels, department stores, and other institutions for cooperation in the medical tourism.

They are 28 medical institutions, 21 hotels, two departments, COEX (convention and exhibition) , and Korea International Trade Association (KITA).

The new appointment is expected to promote the medical tourism within Gangnamgu, one of the 25 self administrative cities within the metropolitan Seoul.

The recipients of the plaque of appreciation will be 16 medical institutions. They will be recognized by Mayor Shin for attracting over 500 foreign patients, respectively.

The Gangnamgu Medical Tourism Association was established on June 1, 2012 and is chaired by President Lee Byung-Seok of Gangnam Severance Hospital.

Gangnamgu Office said that both Gangnamgu City and Gangnam Severance Hospital will further bolster cooperation by the new agreement in the medical tourism field.

With a population of over half a million Gangnamgu City helped attract 24,535 foreign patients in the year 2011, a 28.2 percent increase over the previous year.

The rich and posh area of Gangnamgu attracted the highest number of foreign patients among all the regional self governing bodies.

The medical hospitals and clinics within Gangnam area recorded 45.3 billion won of revenue from the medical tourists, according to the news release.

For details or inquiries call Mr. Lee Ho-Seon, press office of Gangnam City at 2104-1253 or leave Email at

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