What are healthcare services like in Malaysia?
We asked retirees if they have access to good medical care in Malaysia. They wrote...
"Malaysia's healthcare services are generally considered to be of a high quality, with the country investing heavily in its healthcare infrastructure and system. Healthcare services are largely split between private for-profit institutions and the more affordable public system. The public healthcare system provides universal coverage to all Malaysians, with a network of government-run medical facilities such as hospitals and clinics, as well as private establishments. Malaysia also boasts a long list of specialty clinics and services, including traditional health and wellness practices like herbalism and massage. Additionally, there is a comprehensive network of medical practitioners, ranging from general practitioners to specialists," commented one expat who made the move to Malaysia.
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"There are six major private Medical Speciality Clinics/Hospitals in Kuching with covering from orthopedics, cancer, to heart and diabetes. Lots of private neighborhood GP's, diagnostic clinics, inexpensive dental and optometric services. There are plans for a Gerontology Training Medical School (Malaysia's population is aging), and a Tropical Medicine Research Center). Most practitioners are trained in UK, Australia, US or Japan," remarked another expat in Kuching, Malaysia.
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