Malaysia has many reputed hospital groups, such as:
These hospitals are more focused on providing quality treatment and are supported by the latest medical technologies and excellent infrastructure. The Malaysian government extends large support to hospitals through boosting investments in medical infrastructure. Supported by excellent facilities and well-trained staff, the hospitals in Malaysia have witnessed tremendous growth and are on par with well-developed countries.
In Malaysia, most hospitals are accredited by Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) and JCI. Total 12 hospitals in Malaysia have JCI certification and each of them complies with the global standards. MSQH is focusing on strengthening the quality of healthcare by partnering with Malaysia’s Ministry of Health, Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia and Malaysian Medical Association. There is a lengthy evaluation process for granting accreditation to a hospital in order to ensure international standards are met.
An emerging global giant in medical tourism, Malaysia has one of the most strong healthcare systems in the world supported by solid governmental participation in the market and public-private healthcare collaboration. Slowly overtaking many other countries as a medical tourism destination, Malaysia is offering affordable healthcare services with cutting-edge technology and skilled professionals. Malaysia has achieved high success rates in fertility treatments and cardiology with world-class hospitals. Besides providing world-class treatment, Malaysia also offers an excellent travel experience through its food, cultural diversity, and heritage spots.
The doctors in Malaysia have deep expertise in their specialty area and most of them are trained internationally before they start work in their home country. Malaysia has a very stringent evaluation process for doctor’s certification and all medical professionals have to complete three years of service in the public sector to ensure they have achieved an extreme level of professionalism. Doctors in Malaysia have received worldwide recognition for their high success rates in IVF and cardiac procedures. Malaysia offers all medical tourists the facility of applying for eVisa for traveling to the country for treatment and reside there for a period of 30 days.
Medical tourists can apply for eVisa for traveling to Malaysia to get medical treatment and reside there for a period of 30 days under the Malaysian Healthcare Travellers Program (MHTP). eVISA can be availed through online platforms and is valid for 3 months. Below things are required for obtaining an eVisa:
Two attendants who are close relatives are allowed to accompany the applicant under separate Medical Attendant Visas.
Malaysia is known for providing some popular procedures, with high success rates, such as prostate surgery, cosmetic surgery, dental work, vitiligo treatment, cancer care, discectomy. Malaysia has reached a great height in cancer treatment through gene therapy which has many benefits, such as minimal adverse effects of current chemo-drugs, shorter treatment time, and reduced treatment costs. Malaysia uses modern technology and follows best practices to perform Assisted Reproductive Technique procedures like IVF, which has a success rate of 55 to 60. With recent advancements in orthopedic technologies, Malaysia offers some effective procedures such as hip replacement, shoulder replacement, knee replacement surgery.
Some of the leading medical tourism destinations in Malaysia are
These cities have world-class hospitals with superior infrastructure and highly trained hospitals, all these contributing to an amazing patient experience. Kuala Lumpur and Penang are the most popular destinations for medical tourism in Malaysia as these cities have an amazing public transportation system, a number of cheap hotels, and connectivity through airlines. A large number of hospitals, scenic value, rich culture, availability of translators, and safety of tourists also contribute to the popularity of these cities in medical tourism.
A medical tourist traveling to Malaysia needs to get below vaccines:
Before a trip to Malaysia, you can get pre-exposure vaccination against rabies. Children are more vulnerable. Make sure you get vaccinated for Japanese encephalitis before you travel to Malaysia because this is a common disease there. Travellers arriving from countries with a risk of Yellow Fever may need an International Certificate of Vaccination.
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