Malaysia taps rising medical-travel trend

08/9/2013 |

Malaysia is positioning itself as the next major destination in the global healthcare tourism industry by heavily promoting its hot springs, traditional Chinese and Malay treatment facilities as well as hospitals that provide general Western medical services at lower prices, said Mary Wong Lai Lin, CEO of the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council. "We have hospitals with comprehensive wellness components. They offer treatments such as weight management and nutritional services. They perform health screenings to help you look better. Everything is done by professionals within a hospital setting," Wong said.

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