Healthcare Tourism Congress 2010

Event Dates : -
Venue : Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact : Fung  Phone : +603 21701588

Medical tourism helps one to combine physical wellness with relaxation and leisure in order to be completely rejuvenated after the entire medical treatment. This is also known as healthcare tourism.

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Medical tourism helps one to combine physical wellness with relaxation and leisure in order to be completely rejuvenated after the entire medical treatment. This is also known as healthcare tourism.

In today's world, medical insurance and costs are very high for just about any type of medical procedure, medical test, or a general practitioner's visit. Nevertheless, healthcare tourism is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and many people are truly benefiting from the high quality of medical care, low cost medical expenses, and all doing so while on a very beautiful and tranquil vacation. Healthcare tourism is becoming a high demand industry worldwide and competition is pretty interesting.

Healthcare tourism in Malaysia is gaining leverage and according to Nuwire Investors, Malaysia remains the world's top five medical tourism destinations for medical tourists and foreign investors. Malaysia has become a centre of medical excellence due to the following factors:

  • Internationally recognized quality standards.
  • Extensive diagnostic and therapeutic resources.
  • Modern healthcare facilities - The infrastructure and the healthcare facilities available in Malaysia conform to the world standards.
  • Highly efficient medical staff - In Malaysia one can find a large number of medical professionals who are well versed in English and this is another factor for which patients from abroad opt to get their treatments done Malaysia since most of the things here are conducive to them.
  • The cost of getting the treatment done aboard is very expensive whereas in Malaysia, this can be done at less than half the cost and the patient gets the best possible treatment available.

Healthcare Tourism Congress 2010 (HTC2010) is a 2-day congress produced in line with our Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s call to tap into the health and medical tourism industry.

This inaugural congress is themed
Malaysia: World Top Notch C.A.R.E Provider

  • Competency-centric healthcare professionals
  • Affordable world-class healthcare service
  • Remarkable healthcare technologies
  • Evidence-based medical and healthcare

Global competition in healthcare industry is providing increasing opportunities for patients to travel abroad for medical treatment. Foreigners visiting the country for medical treatment purposes have increased tremendously since 2003; hitting a total of 341,288 in 2007. A revenue worth of about RM222.25mil was generated from medical tourism for the first nine months of 2008 from over 282,000 foreigners. This shows an increase of 16% compared to the year 2007.

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