Malaysia solidifies status as medical tourism leader with Newsweek-Statista rankings debut

  • Nation
  • Friday, 08 Mar 2024

KUALA LUMPUR: In a monumental achievement for the nation, two Malaysian hospitals have been recognised in the highly respected Newsweek & Statista's World's Best Hospitals 2024.

According to Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) in a statement, this marks Malaysia's first-ever inclusion, signifying a pivotal moment in its journey towards becoming a global leader in medical tourism.

MHTC chief executive officer Dr Mohamed Ali Abu Bakar said: "This recognition serves as a testament to the dedication and expertise of our healthcare professionals, as well as the continuous advancements being made in our healthcare infrastructure and patient care protocols.

"It significantly strengthens Malaysia's position as a leading destination for medical tourism. International patients can now be confident in choosing Malaysia for high-quality, affordable, and internationally accredited healthcare services delivered with compassion and cultural sensitivity.”

The listed hospitals, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Sunway Medical Centre are esteemed members of the MHTC, demonstrating the hospitals' firm commitment to elevating the quality of healthcare and attracting international patients by providing exceptional care and world-class facilities to patients worldwide.

In addition, MHTC also announced 20 out of 30 hospitals that made it into the World’s Best Hospitals 2024 (Malaysia) list are MHTC’s member hospitals including Institut Jantung Negara - Cardiology; Island Hospital; KPJ Puteri Specialist Hospital; Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh; Prince Court Medical Centre; and Subang Jaya Medical Centre.

This momentous achievement paves the way for continued advancements in the Malaysian healthcare sector, attracting investments, fostering innovation, and ultimately enhancing the overall patient experience.

With a commitment to excellence and a growing international reputation, Malaysia is poised to become the premier choice for healthcare travellers seeking superior medical care and exceptional value.

Over 80,000 medical professionals from 30 countries participated in the survey, whereby the rigorous evaluation process involved recommendations based on expertise, experience, peer recognition, patient outcomes, hygiene, patient safety, and advanced medical technology.- Bernama

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