Private Healthcare In Malaysia
Historically, healthcare in Malaysia has undergone radical transformations. In the earlier pre-colonial days, medical care was confined to traditional remedies common among local populations of Malays, Chinese and other ethnic groups. The advent of colonialism brought western medical practice into the country. Since the country's independence in August 1957, the system of medical care has been transforming gradually to meet the medical needs of today.
Malaysia, as one of Asia's most recognised developing countries, has immense potential in an increasingly important sector - medical tourism. Healthcare in Malaysia under the responsibility of the government's Ministry of Health has an efficient and widespread system of health care, operating a two-tier health care system consisting of both a government-run universal healthcare system and a co-existing private healthcare system.
More and more of our private hospitals offer expertise in medical fields such as but not limited to cardiology, oncology, aesthetic surgery, robotic surgery, fertility treatment, bariatric surgery, orthopaedics, dental implants, ophthalmology, neurology and aesthetics procedures that includes minimally invasive surgeries. Apart from being regulated by the Ministry of Health, in most cases these hospitals have internationally recognised accreditations, for instance, from the Joint Commission International, which accredits healthcare organisations and programmes in the United States.
As such, with top-notch medical services providing reliable, safe and effective treatments in comfortable surroundings with ease of access and affordable prices, Malaysia has certainly become a leading choice for foreign patients seeking healthcare treatment abroad. Our healthcare industry has certainly taken a leap forward.