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MASholidays Launch medical Packages with HSC Medical Center

Kuala Lumpur, 08 September 2011 : MASholidays, the travel and tour arm of Malaysia Airlines is expanding its health screening packages  currently offered to customers through an existing collaboration with HSC Medical Center, one of the country’s leading one-stop medical, heart and preventive centers.

Under the new arrangement, HSC will offer its Executive Health Screening, Heart Screening, Heart & Stroke Screening or Heart, Stroke and Cancer Screening options to MASholidays at attractive rates.  MASholidays will then incorporate these screening programmes into its all-inclusive travel packages and promote them to customers who wish to experience Malaysia’ tourist attractions and affordable world class medical facilities.

The new offers were announced at a launching ceremony executed between Dr. Lim Yin Chow, Chairman of HSC Medical Center and Dato’ Dr. Amin Khan, Executive Vice President Commercial Strategy of Malaysia Airlines and witnessed by Dr Mary Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Health Travel Council (MHTC) and Josephine Liew, Senior Vice President MASholidays.

Through these packages, Individuals will be given a choice of economy or business class return travel exclusively on Malaysia Airlines, 3 nights’ accommodation in a 3 to 5-star hotel, daily breakfast and a roundtrip private transfer from the hotel to HSC for the free health-screening. This comprehensive programme will provide tourists with 2-in-1 package: a holiday and comprehensive preventive care programmes in Malaysia.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dato’ Dr. Amin Khan said “MASholidays introduced Health Screening package in 2005 with HSC Medical Center as an expansion of the Malaysia Stopover program.  Healthcare is now more affordable in Asian countries and Malaysia boasts a high number of specialists with extensive international qualifications. This is the national carrier’s contribution to make Malaysia the preferred medical tourism destination”.

“Beyond receiving health care benefits here, tourists can also enjoy their vacation in Malaysia where they can find the perfect mix of luxury, culture and world-class cuisine,” he added.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Dr. Lim said, “In spite of being one of the established healthcare industry players in the country, we realise that in order to grow, we have to take advantage of the booming international medical tourism market. This partnership between a Malaysian private medical centre and an airline marks a significant development in HSC’s effort to reach out to medical tourists from around the globe, in line with the government’s effort to develop Malaysia into a global medical tourism hub.

Since moving to our own building in early this year, we have put in place various mechanisms to cater to international patients. Today, we are pleased to expand our collaboration with MASholidays to offer its customers the convenience of having their health screenings during a holiday, in a comfortable and refreshing hospital environment.”

He further added, “HSC is one of the most strategically located medical centres in Kuala Lumpur, being just 1 hour away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) via a direct highway. This makes us a fitting and convenient medical destination for foreign patients travelling with Malaysia Airlines. Therefore, we are confident that International holidaymakers will definitely take this opportunity to experience Malaysia whilst ensuring that their health is well taken care of.”

The latest product from MASholidays and HSC Medical Centre is also in line with the Ministry of Health’s aim in becoming the leader of healthcare services destination in the region. The Malaysia medical tourism industry’s revenue is anticipated to grow by 16% a year between 2011 and 2014.

For the launch MASHOLIDAYS is offering 4Days/3Nights Executive Health Screening package from Medan as low as USD645 per person comprising of flight ticket, hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, roundtrip transfer from airport to hotel and medical center and the screening package.

More information on the packages can be obtained by visiting holiday.malaysiaairlines.com

 

About MASholidays

MASholidays, Malaysia Airlines’ travel and tour arm is an online travel partner that offers customers the convenience and flexibility to explore top destinations, book exciting vacation packages and reserve quality hotel accommodations (minimum 3 star category) for both their vacation and business travel. For more information and wide range of packages, log on to holiday.malaysiaairlines.com.

About HSC Medical Center (HSC)

HSC Medical Center (HSC) is one of the few centers in the world to have designed and offered Comprehensive health Screening Packages for heart diseases, stroke, and cancer, to detect most of today’s life threatening diseases.  Located in a prime alcove of Ampang at Menara HSC, its cutting-edge medical facilities include state-of-the-art imaging equipment such as Siemens’s latest Somatom Definition flash - a dual-source, dual energy CT scanner,  Siemens’s latest MagnetomAera MRI, Siemens’s Artis Zee cathlab with large display, as well as a cutting-edge operating theatre and along with many other newest equipment.  HSC also provides advanced medical and cardiac therapeutic services, such as coronary angiogram, balloon angioplasty, and stent implantation.

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Dr. Lim Yin Chow, Chairman of HSC Medical Center, Dr Mary Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Health Travel Council (MHTC) and Dato’ Dr. Amin Khan, Executive Vice President Commercial Strategy of Malaysia Airlines displaying the medical holiday package product brochure after the signing ceremony.

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Dr. Lim Yin Chow, Chairman of HSC Medical Center and Dato’ Dr. Amin Khan, Executive Vice President Commercial Strategy of Malaysia Airlines signing the document and witnessed by Dr Mary Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Health Travel Council (MHTC).


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