Diagnosing Covid-19’s Impact on Malaysia’s Medical Tourism

By Yap Jo-Yee

September 2020 FEATURE
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OVER THE PAST two years, medical tourism has witnessed exponential growth, facilitated by the dissolution of travel barriers, the spread of internet usage, and an aging but increasingly affluent population in the region.Leveraging on these trends, the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) – the government body responsible for championing the country’s medical tourism sector – had initially planned on making 2020 the year Malaysia cements its status as a global healthcare travel destination.The pandemic has, however halted these plans indefinitely.Penang...

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Yap Jo-Yee

is a research analyst at Penang Institute whose interests range from development issues to behavioural economics. Her latest goal is to use ggplot2 without Google’s help.