Monday, April 01, 2013

Malaysia now listed on world medical tourism site

The Star Online

NEW DELHI: Malaysia has been listed as a medical tourism destination on, a portal that provides tips and features for foreign patients seeking comprehensive healthcare services.
The portal and ratings site, which has offices in San Francisco and Bangkok, has detailed profiles of over 400 healthcare providers in Asian countries known for their advanced medical care centres.
“Asian countries such as Singapore, India and Thailand have established themselves as heavyweights in the multi-billion-dollar health and medical tourism market by offering patients from abroad the chance to receive convenient, high-quality, and affordable healthcare that they can't get at home.
“At this point in time, it makes sense to include Malaysia as it starts to emerge as a serious player as well,” said one high-ranking member of the company's Asian operations team.
The drop-down “Destinations” tab on the site leads users to a page on Malaysia, including a summary touting the country's prominence as a medical tourism haven and its new and internationally-recognised hospitals and clinics.
It also contains information on the highly qualified doctors and specialists in Malaysia and looks at some of the country's better-known fields of expertise such as cardiology, oncology, orthopaedics, infertility treatment and reconstructive surgery.
Besides healthcare facilities in Malaysia, it cites the country's reputation as a premier vacation destination due to its balmy tropical climate and warm hospitality.
Like the other Asian leaders in healthcare tourism, Malaysia boasts both a thriving tourism industry as well as successful medical infrastructure.
There is also a brief summary of the country's medical tourism capabilities, a synopsis on the overall healthcare system and listings of the most popular cities for medical tourism.
Each facility listed in the medical travel “Destinations” pages is qualified and up-to-date with the latest in healthcare technology and trends, and has met's strict membership criteria before having its profile listed free of charge, said the member. - Bernama

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