Johor becomes a medical tourism destination again after international borders reopen

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JOHOR BAHRU (April 6): Johor has once again become a medical tourism destination with the reopening of Malaysia’s international borders, receiving patients from abroad at state hospitals.

KPJ Johor Specialty Hospital is no exception, as it received patients from Indonesia as soon as the country’s borders reopened on April 1.

Its managing director, Mohd Azhar Abdullah, said its comprehensive facilities and services were among the factors that made Indonesian citizens choose the hospital for treatment.

He said the hospital was receiving 10 patients a day from Indonesia, especially Batam and Tanjung Pinang, either for new patients or follow-up treatment, after medical appointments were postponed during the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19.

“Our services are comprehensive and thorough with the experts available. These are the reasons we were chosen.

“In Johor, we have a culture very close to Indonesia and so they (Indonesians) feel very comfortable coming here. They also trust our services and facilities,” he said. told reporters during a meeting at the hospital here on Wednesday April 6.

He said apart from that, Indonesian medical tourists choose our hospital because our team provides round trip delivery service to hospitals, hotels or other destinations where they want to go.

Meanwhile, Merina, 34, a medical tourist from Indonesia, chose to seek treatment at the hospital due to her good service and care.

Accompanied by her husband, Gunawan, 34, Merina said she made a hospital appointment as soon as she learned of Malaysia’s international borders reopening.

“My friends in Batam recommended this hospital for its services and specialist doctors… so I immediately made an appointment with the hospital for treatment,” she added.

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