Tourism in Malaysia
Medical expertise in Malaysia ranks among the best in the
world and most private hospitals in the country have
internationally recognized quality standards. These include
the MS ISO9002 or accreditation by the Malaysian Medical
Society for Quality of Health (MSQH). All private medical
centers must be approved and licensed by the Ministry of
Malaysia’s growing reputation as a preferred health and
medical destination sees it welcoming visitors from around
the world seeking remedies for a range of medical needs.
These include both critical health services as well as
cosmetic and remedial care.
The many advantages of choosing Malaysia as a private heath
and medical care destination include:
Medical charges and hospitalization costs here are very
competitive compared to those in many developed countries,
and expertise ranks among the best in the world. For
example, a normal cardiac bypass surgery (CABG) would cost
in the region of USD6,000 - USD7,000.
The many state-of-the-art, well-equipped and well-staffed
private medical centres have extensive diagnostic and
therapeutic resources such as endoscopic suites,
haemodialysis centers, cardiac catheterosation and magnetic
resonance imaging facilities and much more.
Highly qualified professionals
Medical specialists are highly qualified professionals with
extensive international qualifications and are supported by
well-trained para-medical staff.
Most private hospitals in Malaysia offer accommodation
ranging from comfortable to luxurious, including private
rooms and suites. Meals are included and rates vary
depending on the level of service required as some
establishment offer personal butlers or full-time private
nurses. Sleep-in facilities can also be easily provided for
traveling companions and again, given Malaysia’s relative
low costs yet high standards of living, long–term stays are
an acceptable option.
Many easily accessible tourist destinations
But perhaps the best thing about undergoing medical
attention in Malaysia, especially for less critical care
cases, must be the recuperation period. Patients have the
opportunity to enjoy sightseeing and other tourist
activities during their recuperation and convalescence.
Visits can be made to Malaysia’s beautiful beaches
especially since some medical centers are located at popular
beach or tourist locations. Indeed, for most patients,
taking in a bit of sightseeing or going on a shopping spree
could stimulate a quicker recovery!
For further information, please visit Malaysia Health Care
Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia