Health tourism in Malaysia brings $186m

MalaysiaMedicalMalaysia recorded more than 20 per cent growth in health tourism over the past three years and generated around $186 million in revenue alone last year, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on September 17 at the official opening of Park City Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur.

He said that collaboration in the private sector was complemented by collaboration in the public sector which saw organisations such as MHTC, Pemandu and TalentCorp are working together to address the needs of Malaysia’s growing healthcare sector

“This is a result of improved quality of healthcare, customer experience, proactive alliances and niche marketing. Patients heading to Malaysia have mainly sought cardiac, cosmetics, ophthalmology, dental, and orthopaedic treatments, as well as diagnostic services,” he said.

Najib pointed out a key driver in Malaysia’s medical tourism initiative was the technological platform provided by MHTC. He said consumers from all over the world gain access to healthcare service providers, information and advertising via the Internet.

I believe Malaysia’s medical tourism industry is succeeding in part because of effective government regulation which ensures that foreign patients get quality and safe care,” he added.

Malaysia is currently number three in numbers of health tourism in Southeast Asia behind Thailand and Singapore. Malaysia counted some 670,000 health tourists in 2012, while 2.4 million came to Thailand and 850.000 to Singapore.



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Malaysia recorded more than 20 per cent growth in health tourism over the past three years and generated around $186 million in revenue alone last year, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on September 17 at the official opening of Park City Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur. He said that collaboration in the private sector was complemented by collaboration in the public sector which saw organisations such as MHTC, Pemandu and TalentCorp are working together to address the needs of Malaysia's growing healthcare sector “This is a result of improved quality of healthcare, customer experience, proactive alliances and niche marketing. Patients heading...

MalaysiaMedicalMalaysia recorded more than 20 per cent growth in health tourism over the past three years and generated around $186 million in revenue alone last year, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on September 17 at the official opening of Park City Medical Center in Kuala Lumpur.

He said that collaboration in the private sector was complemented by collaboration in the public sector which saw organisations such as MHTC, Pemandu and TalentCorp are working together to address the needs of Malaysia’s growing healthcare sector

“This is a result of improved quality of healthcare, customer experience, proactive alliances and niche marketing. Patients heading to Malaysia have mainly sought cardiac, cosmetics, ophthalmology, dental, and orthopaedic treatments, as well as diagnostic services,” he said.

Najib pointed out a key driver in Malaysia’s medical tourism initiative was the technological platform provided by MHTC. He said consumers from all over the world gain access to healthcare service providers, information and advertising via the Internet.

I believe Malaysia’s medical tourism industry is succeeding in part because of effective government regulation which ensures that foreign patients get quality and safe care,” he added.

Malaysia is currently number three in numbers of health tourism in Southeast Asia behind Thailand and Singapore. Malaysia counted some 670,000 health tourists in 2012, while 2.4 million came to Thailand and 850.000 to Singapore.



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