From left to right: Mr. Stanley Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Mahkota Medical Centre; Mr. Bryan Lin, Chief Executive Officer of Subang Jaya Medical Centre; Mr. Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council; Yang Berhormat Dr. Zaliha Mustafa, Minister of Health; Yang Berbahagia Dato' Zainal Alhakab Seman, Deputy Secretary General (Management), Ministry of Health; Yang Berbahagia Datuk Dr. Aizai Azan bin Abdul Rahim, Chief Executive Officer of Institut Jantung Negara; and Dr. Goh Kok Yeong, Chief Operating Officer of Island Hospital. /MHTC
This will help in the goal of Best Malaysia Healthcare Travel Experience by 2025.
With the aim of improving medical tourism in Malaysia, the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) announced that four hospitals were shortlisted for its Flagship Medical Tourism Hospital Programme.
National Heart Institute (Institut Jantung Negara), Island Hospital, Mahkota Medical Centre, and Subang Jaya Medical Centre are included in the programme, that will help Malaysia’s healthcare sector in achieving its goal of serving the Best Malaysia Healthcare Travel Experience by 2025.
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The hospitals were chosen through data analysis and on-site assessments. The finalists are advancing into the next phase of the programme, the acceleration Pperiod, which will continuously evaluate their growth and development against best practices and benchmarks in medical and service excellence and international branding over a three-year period.
Malaysia’s travel and healthcare attracted 1.06 million European tourists and 1.22 million healthcare travellers in 2019.
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