Malaysia was listed as the “Best Country for Healthcare” from 2015 to 2017 by International Living and listed as “Top Asian Country for Retirement” in 2018. This means people prefer seeking treatment in Malaysia instead of their home countries or other places around the world. Last year alone, Malaysia received over one million medical travellers, with that number on the rise every year.
These awards were given out by the International Medical Travel
Journal (IMTJ), the world’s leading journal for the medical travel
This year, we were awarded for having some of the best medical centres:
We were also highly commended in these two categories:
According to Patients Beyond Borders, medical travellers could save
up to 80% on medical expenses, if they opt to do their treatment in
Malaysia, which may amount to thousands of ringgit.
Our country’s location and infrastructure also make it easy for medical travellers to gain access into Malaysia. What’s more, they would be receiving world-class quality treatment from top hospitals accredited by gold-standard organizations such as the Joint Commission International (JCI).
After training, our doctors are also required to spend a compulsory
minimum of three years serving in the public sector before joining the
private sector. This gives them the experience they need, as well as
on-ground interaction with people of all backgrounds.
But what truly sets Malaysian doctors apart is their hospitality. Due to Malaysia’s multiracial society, doctors and medical professionals understand and respect different cultures and needs. In fact, some of them are even able to speak in multiple languages including English, Malay, Chinese and Indian dialects. That makes Malaysia a golden destination for many Southeast Asian medical travellers.
Malaysia’s TMC Fertility Centre won ‘International Fertility Clinic Of The Year’ in the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2018. In fact, clinical pregnancy in Malaysia records a success of one in two fertility patients.
Thanks to the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, an agency
under the Ministry of Finance and established by the Ministry of Health,
our country continues to be positioned as a preferred destination for
world-class healthcare services.
All in all, Malaysia is highly accessible and offers quality care for healthcare travellers seeking affordable treatments. Malaysia’s proven track record as the ‘Health & Medical Tourism: Destination of the Year’ for the past three years also makes our country the perfect spot for medical travellers.