Manulife HK expands China hospital network with over 1,000 new centres

The network now has over 3,000 listed hospitals

Manulife HK expands China hospital network with over 1,000 new centres

Life & Health

By Kenneth Araullo

Manulife Hong Kong has announced that it has expanded its designated China hospital network, raising its 1,700-strong system to over 3,000 listed hospitals across the mainland.

This development, according to Manulife, has made it the market leader with the most extensive coverage of these hospitals, as well as the first life insurer in Hong Kong to provide its customers with a network that covers all of China’s Grade III public hospitals.

According to a news release, this expansion is also an answer to the growing demand for health and protection services following the border reopening between the city state and Mainland China.

The expanded network now covers all Grade IIIB and IIIC public hospitals, following earlier coverage of all Grade IIIA public hospitals. These hospitals are located across almost 300 Mainland cities and are widely recognized in China’s three-tier system for providing top-tier public medical care. The network also includes a selection of Grade I and Grade II public hospitals, plus private hospitals, all of them providing access to comprehensive medical services.

"We are proud to be the first life insurer in the market to cover all Grade III public hospitals in our expanded network,” Manulife Hong Kong and Macau COO Carrie Tong said. “Our network leads the market with the most extensive coverage of hospitals in the industry. The expansion demonstrates our strong commitment to catering to the diverse healthcare needs of customers residing in, or travelling to, Mainland Chinese cities, offering them access to a wide range of medical specialties and treatment options."

Elsewhere for the insurer, CEO Patrick Graham recently expressed his thoughts on Hong Kong’s potential to surpass both London and Singapore as the premier international insurance hub.

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