Malaysia wins fourth World Health Award
Malaysia has won the ‘Health and Medical Tourism: Destination of the Year’ title for the fourth time.
Health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah dedicated the win, which was announced at the 2020 Medical Tourism Award ceremony in London yesterday, to all the stakeholders in Malaysia’s healthcare sector.
“Once again my heartiest congratulations to the entire team,” he said on Facebook today.
The Malaysian Health Tourism Council (MHTC) said in a statement that the win enhanced the country’s position as the world’s healthcare marvel and reflects the steadfast commitment from relevant organisations in ensuring dedicated healthcare amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, MHTC continued its winning streak by clinching an impressive fourth ‘Cluster of the Year’ award.
MHTC attributed the win to the solid public-private partnerships that have been integral to Malaysian healthcare’s thriving growth in the past few years.
Several private Malaysian healthcare institutions also secured wins at the prestigious event. Among them were Sunway Fertility Centre (International Fertility Clinic of the Year); Prince Court Medical Centre (International Hospital of the Year); Sunway Eye Centre (International Eye Clinic of the Year); and Thompson Hospital Kota Damansara (Best Quality Initiative).