Healthcare tourism revenue jumps to USD167 million

April 5, 2012

MALAYSIA – Healthcare tourism revenue in Malaysia charted a whopping USD167 million last year, leaping 34.9% from 2010.

A total of 583,296 foreign patients from more than 20 countries had sought for medical treatment in Malaysia last year, Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council co-chairman Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop said.

“International patients come to our country because we have (among others) good infrastructure, quality doctors, and our prices are reasonable,” Nor Mohamed said at a press conference here with Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai on Thursday.

Liow said Malaysia was a highly sought after destination for its specialisation in orthopaedics, cardiology and cosmetic surgery

Category: General health news, Uncategorized

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