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Why Choose Malaysia for Healthcare Tourism?

Why Choose Malaysia for Healthcare Tourism?

There are countless reasons that make Malaysia the ideal destination for your medical travel needs. Here are some reasons why:


The Malaysian Government’s Emphasis on Healthcare Travel as Top Priority

The Malaysia Healthcare Tourism Council (MHTC) was established in July 2009 by the Malaysian Cabinet to promote and position Malaysia as a unique destination for world-class healthcare services.

Excellent Healthcare Infrastructure & Facilities

Equipped with advanced medical equipment and modern facilities in order to provide the latest course of treatment.

 Prince Court Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur (PCMC) is elected by Medical Tourism Quality and Safety (MTQUA) in 2013 as the world's best medical tourism hospital.

Pharmaceutical Safety Standards & Legal Controls

Participating medical tourism providers must first obtain an operating licence issued by the Malaysia Ministry of Health and the recognition from International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua).

Closer to Home

Malaysia’s central geographical location is within 8 hours of flight time from anywhere in Asia.

Wide Range of Expertise in Specialised Medical Fields

  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Fertility Treatment
  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Dental Implants
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurology, etc.

Great Place to Recuperate

Malaysia is a beautiful country with excellent climate and recuperation facilities for medical travellers. Explore Malaysia’s beaches, islands, mountains, caves, gourmet cuisines, and famous shopping paradises.

Over 250 Private Hospitals in Malaysia

However, only hospitals that are well-equipped and catered to receive and handle medical tourism are approved and registered to be a participating medical tourism provider in Malaysia.

World-Class Medical Specialists

Certified internationally and trained at the most esteemed medical institutions in the world from Australia, United Kingdom, and United States of America.

Affordable Treatments

Quality medical treatments at affordable prices due to favourable exchange rate and the single price policy (30-50% lower than neighbouring countries). Allows you to pair your medical treatment with a holiday for less than what the same treatment will cost in some Western countries.

No Language Barrier

English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and Chinese dialects are widely spoken. Foreigners are employed by hospitals to communicate with health travellers in their native tongue.

Halal Food Widely Available

Islam is the official religion and many F&B establishments are halal-certified.

Social Stability

For almost 60 years since independence, ethnic Malaysians have been living together harmoniously and peacefully.

Service Touch Points

Concierge and Lounge available at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport to handle your medical travel enquiries the moment you arrive in Malaysia. MHTC representative offices are also available abroad in locations such as Europe, Hong Kong and Indonesia in order to provide advisory services.

Malaysia: Already a Preferred Medical Travel Destination

  • 2014: 800,000 medical travellers sought treatment in Malaysia.
  • 2016: Over a million medical travellers expected.
  • Over 80% are from Indonesia, China and the Middle East.
  • Popular amongst Australians.