Malaysia

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Healthcare system

Malaysia has an excellent and improving public and private health care system equal to many EU countries. Malaysia is one of Asia's top health destinations. Its hospitals are generally well equipped. ...

Health insurance

Healthcare to residents in public hospitals is free. The Foreign Worker Hospitalization & Surgical Insurance Scheme was introduced as a result of the ever increasing fraudulent and unpaid hospital ...

Facts and figures

Capital : Kuala Lumpur
Population : 29.3 million
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Medical tourism

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Healthcare system

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Health insurance

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Facts and figures

General InformationSource

Capital : Kuala Lumpur
Population : 29.3 million
Main languages spoken : Malay (official), English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam
Main religion : Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism
International dialling code : +60
Internet domain : .my
Gross National income (GNI) per capita : 22460 US $
WHO 2015

Tourism data

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Population profile

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Healthcare workforce

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Healthcare expenditure

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Healthcare provision

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Healthcare activity

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Health profile

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Medical tourism

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Industry participants

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Featured organisations

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)

Government department in Kuala Lumpur

The Ministry of Tourism in India has created a Wellness and Medical Tourism Board as a dedicated framework to promote medical tourism and wellness tourism in India. It works as an umbrella organization that governs and promotes tourism in India, by advertising India as a medical and wellness destination.

Genesis IVF Centre

Clinic in Penang

Genesis IVF & Women's Specialist Centre offers high quality fertility treatment in Penang, Malaysia using the most advanced technologies and expert staff.

KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital

Private hospital in Kuala Lumpur

An Award Winning healthcare provider favoured by local and foreign patients, KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, prides itself on its renowned experts in many disciplines, especially in Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Services.

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