Malaysian Medical Tourism

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Running head: Malaysian Medical TourismMedical Tourism
Malaysian Medical Tourism1ContentsMedical Tourism in Malaysia..........................................................................................................1References........................................................................................................................................4
Malaysian Medical Tourism2Medical Tourism in MalaysiaMedical tourismis a dynamic concept of hospitality and tourism industry. The term medicaltourism described as a tourist travel in another country other than his home country due to thefactors of unavailability of quality medical treatment, undeveloped state of home country, andlack of medical techniques in home country(Connell, 2008). The Malaysian tourism oftenactively sought to encourage industry of Medical tourism by its efficient services or facilitiesprovided to tourists.The history of Malaysian tourism traces from the first introduction of Medical health sector in1999. It became popular by certain aspects that it provided affordable medicinal services,attracting by services like health spas, health resorts, and doctors’ best endeavor to introduce afresh concept like sea and mud bathing (Turner,2007).The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council playing a key role in promoting and availing excellenthealth services in Malaysia for their foreigner tourists. The Malaysian Ministry of Health'swebsite provides an aid to tourist by availability of their guide in plain English language. Theguide includes numerous sources and information about hospitals offering medical care andtreatment with an availability of entire process of reaching to the hospital with adequateinformation about statistics and summary of expertise in it.The most of the destination of these private hospital located mainly in the cities of KualaLumpur, Penang and Melaka of Malaysia. As per the appreciation given by the World HealthOrganization (WHO), the Malaysian government is able to provide overall excellent services inthe designated health care hospitals on the basis of their overall performance. According tostatistic of WHO, the Malaysia contributes six percent of their GDP to health department. It alsosuccessfully established several regional health hubs for medical tourism among different citiesof the Malaysia. Moreover, several private hospitals like Country Height Health Tourism aredrawing attentions of foreigner tourists on a proposed statics of approximate in able to bring10,000 tourists monthly for medical services at a corporate level of Malaysia (Leng,2010).
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