More than 10m medical tourists visited Malaysia in the past decade

By TIN Media | Medical Tourism Published 3 months ago on 30 May 2023
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Over 10 million medical tourists visited Malaysia in the last decade for various treatments including emergency care and wellness screenings.

Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM) president Datuk Dr Kuljit Singh said this shows the country’s strength as a trusted healthcare travel spot and a preferred location for personalised healthcare solutions.

“This important accomplishment is a testament to the healthcare sector’s steadfast dedication, the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council’s (MHTC) cooperative efforts and the commitment of the private hospitals represented by APHM. 

“The government organisation in charge of coordinating and implementing healthcare travel activities is MHTC and private hospitals throughout the nation are represented by APHM,” he said in his speech during the launch of APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition 2023.

Dr Kuljit added that APHM and MHTC will team up to boost medical tourism in Malaysia, using top-notch facilities, staff and affordable treatments. 

The collaboration strengthens healthcare travel through knowledge exchange, capacity building and marketing which will attracts more patients and solidifies Malaysia’s position as a premier destination for medical care. 

“By utilising these synergies and investigating fresh ideas, we hope to improve Malaysia’s healthcare travel ecosystem going forward. 

“This will help patients, hospitals and the nation’s economy as a whole and will further Malaysia’s reputation as a reliable and highly sought-after location for healthcare travellers worldwide,” he said.

The APHM International Conference & Exhibition 2023 returns to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and will be held from June 1 to 6.

The event was officiated by Health Minister Dr Zaliha Mustafa to connect global healthcare professionals to address industry trends, advancements and challenges.

This year’s “New Dynamics in Delivery of Healthcare” will cover different topics and activities showcasing new healthcare dynamics.

The theme for Day 1 is “New Business Models in Delivery of Healthcare” which explores new healthcare business models shaping the industry where delegates can learn about the latest trends and transformations. 

Day 2 is about “Environmental, Social, and Governance Goals” (ESG) which will focus on ESG’s role in healthcare delivery while Day 3 “Patient Centric Hospitals” will discuss patient-centric healthcare and its impact. 

The conference will feature a line-up of prominent speakers and panellists including healthcare professionals, industry experts and thought leaders from around the world.

At the same time, 134 companies worldwide will also showcase their healthcare products and services at the exhibition, including medical equipment, devices, hospital information systems and education programmes.


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