The number of foreigners who visited South Korea for medical services has topped two million.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Wednesday that nearly 379-thousand foreign patients visited the nation last year, bringing the cumulative total to two-point-26 million.
The milestone comes ten years after the government first allowed hospitals to attract foreigners.
Among foreign patients who visited the country to receive medical care last year, a little over 31 percent were Chinese, while nearly 12 percent were American and eleven percent Japanese.
In particular, the number of Japanese patients surged 56 percent on-year while patients from Thailand and Indonesia jumped nearly 40 percent.
Nearly 14-and-a-half percent of the foreign patients sought services in cosmetic surgery and nearly 14 percent for dermatology.