Malaysia Healthcare: World-Class Quality Care for Your Peace of Mind
A hugely popular tourism destination, Malaysia is long-known and well-loved for its natural beauty, kaleidoscope of cultures and delightful cuisines. However, in the last decade, the country has been making waves all over the world for excellence in yet another of its tourism offerings: medical tourism.
Healthcare in Malaysia is a world-class affair. Winning numerous prestigious accolades in healthcare tourism, the nation and its highly-acclaimed private hospitals have swept up prized awards from all over the world, including:
International Medical Travel Journal, Medical Travel Awards
- Medical Travel Destination of the Year (2015-2017): Malaysia Healthcare
- International Hospital of the Year (2016-2017): Sunway Medical Centre
- International Fertility Clinic of the Year (2016-2017): TMC Fertility & Women’s Specialist Centre
- International Cosmetic Surgery Clinic of the Year (2015-2016): Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre
International Living (Global Retirement Index)
- Best Country in the World for Healthcare (2015-2017): Malaysia
2016 Global Health & Travel Consumers Choice Awards
- Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetics Service Provider of the Year – Sunway Medical Centre
- Hospital of the Year (Malaysia) – Sunway Medical Centre
- Orthopaedics Service Provider of the Year – KPJ Healthcare
- Paediatrics Service Provider of the Year – Prince Court Medical Centre
- Cardiology Service Provider of the Year – National Heart Centre, Malaysia
But not only is Malaysia Healthcare highly acclaimed, healthcare services in Malaysia are also exceptionally affordable and extremely accessible. Thanks to the excellence and efficiency in services, waiting times to see your specialists of choice in awards-winning hospitals are practically negligible.
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. This is largely attributed to the fact that prices for healthcare services and pharmaceutical products are highly regulated by the Ministry of Health Malaysia, to ensure fair pricing and access to quality healthcare for both Malaysian citizens and healthcare travellers alike.
Of course, the affordable treatment comes with the highest standards of world-class quality in healthcare services too. 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.
In addition, Malaysian doctors receive training from reputable institutions 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. Translators are easily obtained for native speakers of other languages.
“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,” commented Sherene Azli, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), the coordinating body for the country’s healthcare travel industry.
Among MHTC’s roles are to function as the one-stop centre for access to Malaysia Healthcare, and to facilitate the creation of supplementing services for healthcare tourism, such as extensions of visa for medical purposes, and ensuring a complete range of logistic, travel, accommodation and support services for health travellers.
Additionally, the Malaysia Healthcare Concierge and Lounge at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang International Airport serve to extend some warm Malaysian hospitality to health travellers upon their arrival at these ports of entry, greeting travellers the minute they step off the aerobridge and escorting them through expedited passport and customs control, through a pre-booked service.
In short, Malaysia Healthcare has everything a health traveller needs to feel secure in seeking healthcare options in Malaysia. Explore the best that Malaysia Healthcare has to offer you, today!