JOHOR BARU: 16 September 2022 | Friday – KPJ Healthcare Berhad (“KPJ
Healthcare” or the “Company”) through its network of hospitals in the Southern Region
continues its efforts towards strengthening and enhancing visibility of the
health tourism sector in the state via its strategic collaboration with Tourism
KPJ Healthcare’s operations, which
began in Johor over 41 years ago, has been seeing a steady increase in health
travel patients and demands for quality healthcare for the past 16 years.
To date, KPJ Healthcare’s
operations in Johor consist of seven specialist hospitals with over 800 beds
and over 200 medical specialists, making it the trusted and preferred provider
of private healthcare services in the Southern Region.
In 2022 alone, KPJ Healthcare’s
network of hospitals in the Southern Region have provided treatment to over
14,000 international patients and recorded over RM15 million in healthcare
tourism revenue as at July 2022. Patients from Riau Islands, Bengkalis and
Dumai in Indonesia as well as Singapore accounted for the vast majority of
patients in this category.
With the increase in the number of
flights and ferry services, KPJ Healthcare will continue to focus on the
development of health tourism, offering premium healthcare services at
affordable prices. Amongst the treatments and consultations that were highly
sought after were cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopaedic, and fertility
services. Other specialties included paediatric, general surgery and health
“We laud and welcome the State’s
efforts to boost Johor’s health tourism sector as it evolves to become a major
contributor to Johor’s economy, and having the advantage of being strategically
located to major cities in the region. This in turn allows us to offer
seamless, end-to-end and comprehensive healthcare experiences and we expect to
see a continued upward trend for the next few months due to the re-opening of
borders and easing of quarantine requirements since last year, which have
tremendously helped our rebuilding efforts in the health tourism segment,” said
Ariesza Noor, Chief Corporate Officer of KPJ Healthcare.
KPJ hospitals in Johor have also introduced
the latest medical technology to better serve its patients such as the 3 Tesla
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanner, Versa HD radiotherapy for cancer
treatment, Zeiss Kinevo 900 for brain surgery, and the CONSTELLATION® Vision
System, an ophthalmic microsurgical system for vitreoretinal surgery. These
facilities are comparable to the technology available in neighbouring
countries, especially Singapore.
Out of the seven KPJ Specialist
Hospitals in the state, three of them, namely KPJ Bandar Maharani Specialist,
KPJ Pasir Gudang Specialist, and KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital are accredited
by the Malaysia Society of Quality in Health (“MSQH”), while KPJ Johor
Specialist Hospital is also accredited by the Joint Commission International
(“JCI”) from the United States of America.
KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital was also recently
conferred the prestigious Diagnostic Imaging Centre of the Year in Asia Pacific
GlobalHealth Award 2022, and the Marketing Initiative of the Year - Malaysia
award for its ‘The IVF Happy Journey’ campaign during the Healthcare Asia Award