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Malaysia: Part of Asia's booming medical tourism


People from all over the world are coming to South-east Asia for their medical needs, including elective surgery. - AFP

People from all over the world are coming to South-east Asia for their medical needs, including elective surgery. - AFP

Medical tourism booms in Asia with patients spending money travelling to hospitals in South-east Asia.

The lines snaking into Bangladesh’s overwhelmed hospitals are often so long, says Nusrat Hussein Kiwan, that they extend into the street outside – too many patients seeking too few quality doctors.

Bangladeshi woman Nusrat Hussein Kiwan poses in front of the International Patients Centre reception area at a private hospital in Kuala Lumpur. – AFP/MANAN VATSYAYANA
   

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