By June Ramli
Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) has signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with China’s International Medical Exchange and Cooperation Committee (IMECC) and Hangzhou Rende Maternity Hospital respectively to improve the patient experience for healthcare travellers from China.
These partnerships will encourage knowledge exchange between IMECC and Hangzhou Rende Maternity Hospital with MHTC through a series of virtually conducted sessions, whereby Malaysian and Chinese healthcare experts will explore and discuss industry best practices and healthcare matters.
“Through our partnerships with IMECC and Hangzhou Rende Maternity Hospital, we are confident that healthcare travellers from China will benefit from a more holistic patient journey experience which offers continuity of care with excellent pre and post care services,” MHTC CEO Mohd Daud Mohd Arif said in a statement.
“I look forward to the knowledge exchange sessions as this will strengthen our reputation for delivering world-class quality healthcare services which exemplifies patient trust and caters to the ever-changing healthcare traveller needs.”
Additionally, the partnership with each respective entity will also open doors for patients from China to seek
safe and trusted treatment options in Malaysia after consulting their doctors at home.
Malaysia is fast becoming a preferred healthcare destination for travellers from China, particularly since Malaysia has been positioned regionally as the Fertility Hub of Asia which has seen it experienced a 300 per cent increase in demand for fertility treatments between 2011 to 2016.
The country has also been positioned as the Cardiology Hub of Asia, being home to highly reputable cardio health institutions which have achieved many breakthroughs in the field of cardiology.
“IMECC is pleased to partner with MHTC, the government agency that promotes the country’s healthcare travel industry, known as Malaysia Healthcare, around the globe. With the acknowledgement of Malaysia’s renowned reputation in providing fertility, cardiology, and oncology treatments, we hope to establish a long-term partnership where both countries’ medical experts can join forces and work towards medical and service excellence,” IMECC president Ching Manho said.