Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) – also known as Malaysia Healthcare – on July 7 unveiled “MHConnect”, a dynamic convergence platform to announce strategic collaborations with corporate entities, hospitals, travel agents and healthcare facilitators in Cambodia.
Officiated and witnessed by HE Datuk Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia, the event was held at Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh with the enthusiastic participation over 100 of the Kingdom's healthcare facilitators and travel agents.
The collaborations unveiled aim to strengthen Malaysia's reputation as a destination of choice for Cambodian patients seeking treatment abroad and enhance the healthcare offerings available to healthcare travellers in the Kingdom.
"Malaysia Healthcare is honoured to be Cambodia's capable and trusted partner, working in synergy to complement the country's healthcare services and offerings.
"With a steadfast commitment to delivering world-class care, we actively seek collaborations with like-minded partners to expand our healthcare services and provide the best healthcare travel experience to all travellers from Cambodia in a safe and trusted destination,” said Farizal B Jaafar, Acting CEO of MHTC.
The event also witnessed the exchange of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) between Malaysia’s leading private healthcare providers and hospitals, and healthcare facilitators in Cambodia.
These are intended to spur greater opportunities for patient referrals between Malaysian and Cambodian private hospitals, and provide an avenue for the exchange of medical knowledge and expertise.
Over the past decade, Malaysia has welcomed over 10 million healthcare travellers from various countries, including Cambodia, with patients seeking services such as oncology, obstetrics and gynaecology, fertility, gastroenterology, cardiology and health screening.
Renowned for exceptional healthcare standards, accessible facilities and affordable healthcare services, Malaysia stands as an attractive alternative for those seeking healthcare beyond their home country.
MHConnect also presented opportunities for MHTC’s five participating member hospitals – Institut Jantung Negara, or National Heart Institute, and KPJ Healthcare Berhad from Kuala Lumpur; Mahkota Medical Centre from Melaka; and Subang Jaya Medical Centre and Sunway Medical Centre from Selangor – to engage with potential healthcare facilitators and establish stronger ties with strategic partners in Cambodia.
Notably, these private hospitals were recently recognised as Newsweek’s "Best Specialized Hospitals in Asia Pacific 2023" for various medical disciplines including cardiology, oncology, neurology and more.
And in conjunction with MHConnect, Malaysia Healthcare has also organised the Healthcare Travel Facilitator Programme (HTF), a dedicated training session aimed at equipping participants with in-depth knowledge of the healthcare travel landscape in Malaysia.