Malaysia: Medical tourism profile
Malaysia is aiming to surpass Thailand and Singapore to remain the top medical tourist destination in South-East Asia.
Medical tourism numbers in
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) produces medical tourism figures. The MHTC figures have been changing over time and are often amended retrospectively. Growth is currently at 16-17% a year.
MHTC figures of international patients:
Medical tourism numbers out
20,000. Substantial numbers of Malaysians go overseas for medical treatment.
Medical tourism promotion
The Malaysian government is actively promoting medical tourism, but only selected hospitals that reach certain standards. As a result the number of private hospitals providing quality medical care to international patients has increased over the years. The government is encouraging private healthcare players to have their hospitals MHTC-certified to increase the chances of being a preferred medical tourism destination. MHTC is establishing the Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Programme
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