According to OKE Travel, reporting on a piece published by Antara News, the head of the Bali Provincial Health Office, I Nyoman Gede Anom, said that all government hospitals in Bali would open traditional health services to attract tourists.
“This (traditional health service, ed) can be a tourist attraction, because most of the world has turned to herbal medicine. We have medical tourism and fitness tourism, this fitness is like a spa, acupuncture, including healthy culinary, it’s traditional,” said Anom quoted from Antara News.
Traditional health services such as acupuncture, acupressure, prana, needling and others are aimed at developing quality Bali tourism in the future.
“Tourists not only enjoy the beauty of the Island of the Gods, but also seek treatment in Bali. Second, for our people who want to seek treatment outside, there is no need because they have been served,” said the Bali Health Office.
To the media, Anom said that traditional health services using organic plants as medicine have been widely practiced in other countries, even some countries no longer use chemical drugs.
It is his duty to introduce the public to traditional health services that have previously been opened in six hospitals in Bali.
“Currently there are six hospitals that open traditional medical services. There are Prof Ngurah Hospital, Bali Mandara Hospital, Wangaya Hospital, Bangli Hospital, Klungkung, and Payangan Gianyar. For 120 health centers have also served,” he said.
With that, to complement the program intensified by the Governor of Bali in developing ancestral heritage in the form of treatment with nearly 3,000-medicinal plants that can be processed in Bali, he made sure to develop this service in all government hospitals in Bali.
“For government hospitals that do not yet have this facility are Tabanan, Badung, Buleleng, Karangasem, and Jembrana. In mid-October we will hold special training for health workers for traditional medicine,” said Anom.
Sources: OKE Travel, Antara News