MMC to penetrate Vietnam medical tourism market



MELAKA, June 27 (Bernama) -- Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC) is confident of penetrating Vietnam's medical tourism market by offering quality services in terms of expertise, facilities and world-class medical technology at reasonable prices.



Chief Executive Officer Stanley Lam said Vietnam was an attractive market as its medical industry was just starting to grow.



"We are confident that MMC can attract Vietnamese wanting to obtain the best holistic medical service at a cheaper price compared to private hospitals in Singapore."



"Additionally, we will continue to focus on attracting more medical tourists from Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar who have already made MMC their place of choice for treatment," he said.



He told reporters this after the launch of MMC's new logo here, today, which was officiated by Melaka Health Department Director Datuk Dr Ghazali  Othman.



At the event, Lam also announced that both MMC and the Regency Specialist Centre in Johor, which are owned and operated by the Health Management International Ltd group, would use the same logo henceforth.



He said foreigners accounted for more than 30 per cent of the hospital's patients annually, adding that the hospital had treated more than 4.5 million patients from Malaysia and overseas, and conducted about 14,000 operations since it was established in 1994.



On another note, he said that establishing a highly efficient connectivity system would help in attracting more medical tourists to Malaysia.



"It is important for Melaka to have an active airport which becomes a gateway for various countries to boost the development of the state's medical tourism industry," he added.



-- BERNAMA








HealthEdge


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