Singapore medicine in KL

  • Health
  • Sunday, 20 Jun 2004

Singapore healthcare providers have been invited to participate in the International Healthcare Show in KL

Under the branding of SingaporeMedicine, the various healthcare providers will provide trade visitors and consumers with information on various medical treatments, the world-class facilities as well as medical expertise available in Singapore.  

IHS not only serves as an effective platform for a dynamic exchange of ideas and technology, it also offers healthcare administrators an opportunity to network with their Malaysian counterparts to share best medical practices. 

Participating partners, including the Parkway Group Healthcare, Mount Alvernia Hospital, National University Hospital and Singapore Health Services (SingHealth), will be present at the four-day exhibition. Representatives from these organisations will be on hand at the SingaporeMedicine Pavilion to provide in-depth information on various leading-edge treatments and state-of–the-art facilities available at their respective medical institutions. They will also highlight and showcase the latest developments in Singapore’s healthcare system and medical practices.  

The healthcare providers’ representatives will also offer attractive healthcare packages. Consumers purchasing these packages will receive a goodie bag worth S$20 (RM44). In addition, SingaporeMedicine will be offering free Body Mass Index checks at the pavilion to help consumers find out if their weight is ideal.  

Singapore strives to provide the complete spectrum of healthcare, from primary health screening to quaternary care, such as organ transplants. Patients can access a wide range of specialist medical care including cardiology, gynaecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, urology, health screening and general surgery. The country also focuses on the high-end complex medical cases backed by its key strength in cutting-edge biomedical sciences research and highly trained medical personnel.  

“Each year, more than 200,000 people from around the world travel to Singapore for general medical care and specialised treatments. Providing an integrated focus in areas such as cardiology (heart), ophthalmology (eye) and oncology (cancer), patients receive quality healthcare and advanced treatments delivered by the region’s leading medical professionals,” said Dayne Lim, Singapore Tourism Board’s Regional Director for ASEAN (Mainland). 

As a value-added service, many of the medical centres, such as Parkway Group Healthcare, Raffles Hospital, Mount Alvernia Hospital, Thomson Medical Centre, National Healthcare Group and Singapore Health Services, cater to international patients with dedicated service centres. They provide comprehensive services for foreign patients and their families, such as arrangements for appointments, admission, transport, accommodation and interpreters.  

Exchanging information 

The four-day HIS event will feature the latest in healthcare equipment, products and services. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia’s (APHM) annual conference.  

Trade visitors will be able to interact with exhibitors on the first three days of the exhibition (June 23-25). On the last day (June 26), the exhibition will be open to the general public. On the public open day, highlights will include several talks on health and safety.  

The theme for the APHM conference this year is “Managing Today’s Hospital”. It is a timely theme as the challenges faced by the private healthcare sector today are myriad, reflecting the growing importance of private healthcare in the management of health and well-being in modern society.  

Some of these challenges include developments within the medical insurance market, increasing competition for the medical tourist market from neighbouring countries, and the omnipresent problem of the lack of skilled healthcare workers.  

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