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Malaysia launches medical tourism website

Monday, 15 June 2009

The Malaysia Health Ministry has launched a website (www.myhealthcare.gov.my) to promote medical tourism within Malaysia. Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said there was a joint effort between the public and private sector of healthcare with 35 private hospitals already working with the Malaysian government on the project. The number of foreign patients in Malaysia has increased from 39,114 in 1998 to 374,063 last year. Minister Liow hopes the medical tourism industry will also boost other tourism segments, such as hotels and transportation, leading to an overall boost to the Malaysia economy.

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