A brief definition on Medical Tourism is a reference to people seeking medical treatment other than the country they are residing. There are many reasons and factors of why patience should consider coming to Malaysia for the treatment and thus, continue reading below to understand better about Medical Tourism in Malaysia. Happy reading!
1. Trusted by many
Malaysia is an amazing country not only because of its Nature but one should consider coming here to do some medical treatment as well as having some nature getaway for tranquilizing and recharging yourself. Every year there more than 500,000 foreign patients visiting Malaysia to seek medical attention. In 2017 alone, over a million patients have came to Malaysia for the same reason. As at to date, the numbers increases more and more significantly.
2. Language Proficiency
In case you are afraid of the language bariers here, worry not because literally in Kuala Lumpur city centre almost everyone could speak English. If you are unable to speak English, then the best solution is to hire a translator or tourist guide to assist you translation. Mandarin and hindi is picking up here but we do offer tourist guides with different language ability such as Deutsch and Russian. By the way, our mother tongue is actually Malay and not English.
3. Cost Savings
Of course, the main reason to promote Malaysia as an option of medical treatment would be the cost savings. Although Malaysia is one of the 3rd world country rest assure that we are highly competent with a low cost of living as well as minimal labor costs. A simple example; the dental scaling in Europe would probably costs a minimal of EUR150, taking in comparison an apple to an apple, the same treatment for dental care in Malaysia would probably costs approximately MYR150 which is equivalent to only EUR35 in Malaysia due to the value in currency difference. Could you imagine how much difference it would make for a bypass surgery or an anesthethic plastic surgery? Definitely the margin would be much more.
4. International Recognition
Due to an increase in medical tourism in Malaysia, international recognition and credited schemes such as the Joint Commission International and the Malaysian Society for Quality in Healthcare are required to allow the country to develop world-class, technology-heavy private health care centers, state of the art services, rooms similar to hotels and other facilities. Could you imagine having a salon, nail parlour and coffee bean cafe downstairs in the lobby area in your hospital? Not only in terms of technologies, Malaysia screens the quality of doctors with years of experience to ensure the minimalize the risks of treatment.
Asians are very fast pace. Our clinic, hospitals and pharmacies are almost everywhere especially in urban areas. Accessibility are very easy thus, the waiting lists are much shorter compared to some countries which may require a 3 months in advance for an appointment with the specialists. We do not have summer holidays that would lasts up to one months absence of the doctors nor nurses. So if you are on your summer holidays, do consider coming here for treatment, you do not need to take extra holidays for both treatment and holidays. Make an appointment for your treatment on your first week of summer vacation and endulge the next 3 weeks relaxing on the beach in Malaysia. A perfect holiday we would say!
6. Mother Nature
In continuation, feel stress relief in Malaysia enjoying the nature and wonderful beaches which we are proud off. Besides, you do need a lot of tranquilizing and recovery after the treatment before getting back on your routine duties. We offer a 365 days summer weather with some months of raining season but still serine; which is quite perfect for patients to feel relaxed and peaceful. Not only that, the wide range of resorts truly makes it a value added advantage.
7. Coverage Expertise
Our medical treatment in Malaysia has a variety of coverage areas. Some which may not be covered in certain countries due to different legal laws and religion limitations such as selection of sperms or maybe plastic surgeries. Some other areas of expertise includes but not limited to Cardiology, Oncology, orthopedics, Opthamology, cosmetic surgery, dental care treatment and many more.
So, you might be asking what are the consequences that might occur having treatment internationally? We would probably say that the stormy part or risks that might occur would probably be the after treatment follow up (if any). However, there are some hospitals that do have some joint ventures with your local hospitals for follow up treatments. Not only that, we would probably say that not all private insurance covers medical treatment overseas thus occurs an excess on your medical treatment when you have to pay it using your own savings.
Before we end, if you would like to know further about Medical Tourism in Malaysia, drop us an email and we will give you some suggestions and lists of hospitals that are recommended for international patients for you to consult with your House Doctor. Not forgetting, do check out our individual destination write ups to understand better about Malaysia. Our top 3 destination guide would be Pulau Pinang, WP Kuala Lumpur and Sabah 🙂 Book now with Azuki Tours!