MoUs between Vietnamese insurers and Malaysian private hospitals allow policyholders to access quality healthcare in the latter under standards guaranteed by the Malaysian government.
Some of Vietnam’s leading insurance companies have signed MoUs with leading Malaysian private hospitals, which is great news for Vietnam’s healthcare industry.
The private hospitals are the National Heart Institute (IJN), Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, and Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, while the Vietnamese insurance companies include Post & Telecommunications Insurance (PTI), Vietinbank Insurance (VBI), and the Petrolimex Joint Stock Insurance Company (PJICO). The signing ceremony was held at the Melia Hotel Hanoi this morning, organized by Insmart Co, Ltd, an insurance management and healthcare services provider in Vietnam.
The signing ceremony was also attended by His Excellency Dato’ Azmil Mohd. Zabidi, Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to Vietnam.
Among other things, the MoU grants Malaysian hospitals recognition as panels for direct billing under major Vietnam healthcare insurance providers, ensuring the receipt of the same medical coverage benefits enjoyed by policyholders in Vietnam. “We hope that the number of healthcare travelers from Vietnam will double this year, knowing that Malaysia offers a seamless end-to-end healthcare service under its Ministry of Health that ensures the integrity of its healthcare system,” said Ms. Sherene Azli, CEO of the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council, who was present at the signing ceremony. “Rich in tourism offerings, we want healthcare travelers who come to Malaysia for treatment to feel at ease and truly experience Malaysian hospitality.”
Malaysia is fast gaining in popularity for its high quality care and competitive pricing, with medical tourism supported by the government under the Ministry of Health. Internationally, Malaysia welcomed around 800,000 medical tourists in 2014. Popular treatments sought are in cardiology, oncology, fertility treatment, orthopedics, ophthalmology, dental treatment, health screening, and cosmetic surgery.