KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 18 (NNN-BERNAMA) – Malaysia unveiled a medical tourism programme yesterday, with four of the country’s top hospitals participating in the initiative, aimed at boosting the recovery of its medical industry.
The programme has seen the country’s top hospitals increasing their efforts, in delivering exceptional end-to-end services to their patients, with the goal of reinforcing Malaysia’s position as a safe and trusted destination, for top-notch healthcare services, the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) said in a statement.
The participation of four hospitals, namely the National Heart Institute, Island Hospital, Mahkota Medical Centre and Subang Jaya Medical Centre, represents a significant step forward, for Malaysia’s healthcare industry, in achieving its goal of being a major medical tourism destination by 2025, it said.
The MHTC is optimistic that the programME will fast-track the healthcare travel industry’s recovery and growth, building upon the positive growth recorded in 2022, when it registered more than 1.3 billion ringgit (about 290 million U.S. dollars) in revenue, reaching 76 percent of its pre-pandemic performance of 1.7 billion ringgit in 2019.
MHTC Chief Executive Officer, Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, said, the programme will play a catalytic role in expediting international recognition of the hospitals in Malaysia.– NNN-BERNAMA