KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Sept. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Taiwan’s medical care is renowned for its high quality, advanced technology, professionalism and affordable pricing. In fact, the cost of medical treatment in Taiwan is typically one-fifth of comparable services in Europe and the US. To further improve its level of services and image, the Taiwan "Ministry of Health and Welfare" has appointed Taiwan "External Trade Development Council" (TAITRA) to work with Taiwan Chang Gung Memorial Hospital to organize a Taiwan Healthcare event in Kuala Lumpur on September 19, 2019. In addition to sharing the latest breakthroughs in medical technologies and techniques, the organizer has also arranged for Malaysian patients who have received treatment in Taiwan to share their experience.
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital is Taiwan’s largest medical organization and has assigned four specialists from its branches in north, middle and south Taiwan to Malaysia for the sharing session.
The Taiwanese medical industry is up to date with the latest in medical innovations, technologies, equipment and has highly trained medical professionals who are able to provide outstanding medical care and services. According to figures from the "Ministry of Health and Welfare" in Taiwan, more than 420,000 overseas patients have received treatment in Taiwan in 2018 and more than one-third of these patients were from Southeast Asia with Malaysians accounting for 20,000 patients.
Ms. Tasha Hsiao, Director of Taiwan Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur added that TAITRA has been actively promoting Taiwan’s medical services since 2008. In the early days, TAITRA mostly focused on promoting health screenings and medical beauty treatments, but has since expanded the scope to disease treatment, preventive medicine and other advanced services.
According to the data from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, the number of Malaysians seeking treatment in the hospital has been steadily increasing. In the early days, most of these patients visited the hospital to treat infertility problems. More recently, there has been a marked increase in the number of cancer patients after Southeast Asia’s first proton treatment center was established.