A hugely popular tourist destination, Malaysia is long-known and well-loved for its natural beauty, the kaleidoscope of cultures and delightful cuisines. Apart from that, it is also reigning as the ‘Destination of the Year’ by the International Medical Tourism journal for 3 consecutive years, Malaysia creates and ensures an exceptional healthcare destination experience with limitless possibilities and exceptional quality service. Malaysia has over 70 private healthcare institutions dedicated to giving quality cross-border experience with over 4.9 million medical travellers from all over the world. Off late Malaysia has been making waves all over the world for excellence in yet another of its tourism offerings that are medical tourism.
This country is not only famous and well-known for highly acclaimed healthcare but also one of the main reason is Malaysia is exceptionally affordable and extremely accessible. Costs for treatments are among the most competitive in the world, ranging in savings from 40-80% for certain procedures, in comparison to the same treatments in the United States, Australia or Europe.
The Ministry of Health, Malaysia have firmly ensured to keep the pricing of healthcare fair without compromising on quality for better and high-end healthcare for both Malaysian citizens and healthcare travellers alike. Many Malaysian private hospitals are internationally accredited by renowned, gold-standard organizations such as the Joint Commission International (JCI), Malaysia Society for Quality in Health (MSQH), Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) and the Reproductive Technology Accreditation Committee (RTAC) of Australia.
Malaysian doctors are well-versed and attained their degrees from premium institutes and colleges from all over the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and, India. Being a multi-cultural country, Malaysian healthcare professionals are also culturally attentive and multi-lingual, with many being fluent in English alongside other common Asian languages, such as Hindi, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, and Tamil. Also, Translators are easily obtained for native speakers of other languages.
Sherene Azli, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), the coordinating body for the country’s healthcare travel industry said, “Healthcare in Malaysia is highly accessible, competitively affordable and of world-class quality. Patient safety and care are paramount and assured by the high standards mandated by stringent government regulations set by the Ministry of Health Malaysia. We are proud that the world is taking increasing notice of the high-value healthcare services Malaysia is able to deliver,”
Malaysia is the first location that a health traveller needs to sort if they are seeking for any healthcare options which is feasible and of best quality across.