Malaysia Healthcare Chronicles

Commentary

October 14, 2021
Commentary on Healthcare Travel
For over a year, the pandemic has seen adverse effects on tourism – be it for leisure, business, or healthcare. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reported that global tourism suffered its worst year on record in 2020, with international arrivals dropping by 74% and an estimated loss of USD 1.3 trillion in export revenues – more than 11 […]
October 14, 2021
Commentary on Healthcare (General)
Malaysia’s rampant rollout of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Programme (PICK) has shown positive progress in several areas including the number of people vaccinated, and cases admitted to public hospitals. As of end September 2021, Malaysia has successfully inoculated more than 60 and 80 per cent of its whole population and adult population respectively. To this end, Malaysia boasts one of […]
July 21, 2021
The Quarterly Overview: Healthcare Commentary
During the second quarter of the year, Malaysia faced a resurge in COVID-19 cases with more virulent, sporadic variants found and the highest number of daily infections recorded in the country with 9,020 cases on 30 May. This resurgence caused strains to the healthcare system, as overall hospital capacities are still considered to be at a critical level. As a […]
July 21, 2021
Healthcare Travel Commentary: The Talk on Digital Vaccine Passports
Increased talks of issuing digital vaccine passports and mobile health passes to facilitate industry and economic growth is being considered in several countries around the globe. Closer to home, The Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) is in support of this and is urging the government to establish an internationally recognised vaccine passport to boost healthcare travel and expedite […]
March 29, 2021
Commentary on Healthcare Travel
While the once thriving healthcare travel industry received a major blow due the pandemic, the industry has now steadily started moving towards recovery. In a recently conducted industry poll by Pharmaceutical Technologies, 52% of members surveyed opined that the industry will take one to three years to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels. It is therefore vital for all industry players […]
March 29, 2021
Commentary on Healthcare (General)
Earlier this year, the Director General of Health, Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah warned the nation about the worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country and its potentially devastating effects. Not long after, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that Malaysia’s healthcare system was at its breaking point as government hospitals were struggling to cope […]
February 22, 2021
Perspective for Hope: How Medical Travel in Malaysia Will Look Like in 2021
Once the Leading Healthcare Travel Destination by Volume as reported by LaingBuisson in 2018, Malaysia has since seen 1,222,000 healthcare travellers in 2019 alone. Longing to revive the industry to its former glory, Malaysia Healthcare has shifted into the fifth gear to reach out to and serve our healthcare travellers.  We are looking forward to navigating 2021 with our hard-earned […]