Healthcare in Malaysia, at first glance, may seem confusing to navigate in terms of choosing between public or private, finding the right doctor, and getting affordable care when you need treatment. The Malaysian Healthcare system is advanced due to extensive support from the Malaysian government through investment in hospital’s medical infrastructure.1 The improvements in the last ten years are significant enough to be on par with well-developed countries, comprising of both well-trained medical staff and excellent hospital facilities.
The system is organised into a two-tier health system, public universal healthcare for its citizens and a private healthcare system. Access to the public system is only for Malaysian nationals, and currently, there is no current reciprocal healthcare policy that the government holds with other countries.
Get to know these 6 important aspects of the Malaysian Healthcare system: