Spurring growth of medical tourism in Penang
12 Dec 2022
PENANG remains an important hub for medical tourism in the South-East Asia region.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said he was happy to witness the growth of the medical tourism sub-sector in the state.
He said this to a delegation from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and University College Dublin (UCD) when they paid him a visit at his office in Komtar.
Chow said the new wing of Island Hospital in Lebuhraya Peel was opened this year.
“It is also good to note that we have about six companies dealing with medical devices in the state.
“We hope to promote medical tourism in Penang as that is our niche market,” he said.
The meeting addressed initiatives to promote Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) education and ways to boost medical tourism.
The delegation from RCSI and UCD was led by RCSI chief executive officer Prof Cathal Kelly.
They were impressed by the state’s commitment to spur medical tourism and its vision.
Prof Kelly expressed hope for better engagement in the future. — Buletin Mutiara
Source: The Star