The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) recently signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with China’s International Medical Exchange & Cooperation Committee (IMECC) and Hangzhou Rende Maternity Hospital respectively with the aim to collaboratively 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 Continuous Medical Education (CME) sessions, whereby Malaysians and Chinese healthcare experts will explore and discuss industry best practices and healthcare matters. Additionally, the partnership with each respective entity will also open doors for patients from China to seek safe and trusted treatments options with Malaysia Healthcare through consultations with their doctors at home.
“Through our partnership with IMEC 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.
“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,” said Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, Chief Executive Officer of MHTC.
Malaysia is an increasingly preferred healthcare destination for healthcare travellers from China, particularly since Malaysia has been positioned regionally as the Fertility Hub of Asia and has experienced a 300 per cent increase in demand for fertility treatments between 2011 and 2016. By the same token, Malaysia 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. Moving forward, Malaysia will also be showcased as the Cancer Centre of Excellence.
“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 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,” said Ching Manho, President of IMECC.