Century Properties eyes medical tourism for new project
Century Properties Group recently completed Centuria Medical Makati, the country’s largest outpatient IT-medical building located in Century City, Makati.
The 28-storey, 74,000-square-meter facility will open soon, after five years of construction. It aims to revolutionize preventive health and outpatient care, the delivery of wellness services, as well as open opportunities for medical tourism in the Philippines..
“It is a realization of our vision to change the game in health care,” said Century Properties chairman Jose E.B. Antonio. “Centuria Medical Makati addresses the country’s need for a point of reference when it comes to a medical tourism facility, as well as an elevated form of outpatient experience.”
In the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines is still in the developing stage when it comes medical tourist services. But Century Properties wants to fast-track the process.
Antonio said that on account of its natural attractions alone, the existence of top hotel chains and shopping centers, as well as an English-speaking population with some of the best healthcare professionals in the world, the Philippines is already at an advantage.
Century Properties believes the presence of a central facility for patients to consider is a surefire way to ensure a steady stream of patients to the country. The 28-year-old firm has a history of creating medical arts facilities, including Medical Plaza Makati, Medical Plaza Ortigas, and the medical arts center of Asian Hospital in Alabang.
It also helps that the Philippine government is keen on strengthening tourism as a whole, as can be seen in its landmark tourism promotion efforts across the globe.
Because of the success of Centuria and the demand for this kind of facility, Century is considering its expansion to other cities nationally and regionally.
“One of the challenges that this sector faced years ago is the lack of proper infrastructure to house practices specifically geared to accommodate medical tourists,” Antonio said.
Centuria will host Centers of Excellence in Primary care, Multi-specialty Surgery, Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Treatment, Multi-specialty dentistry, Cosmetic and Facial Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology/Laser Eye Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Urology, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment, Orthopedic, Dialysis, Podiatry, Oncology/cancer treatment and Wellness and Complementary Medicine.