Malaysia Healthcare wellness fair held in Dhaka

Published : 15 Oct 2023 05:50 PM | Updated : 15 Oct 2023 05:50 PM

In conjunction with World Mental Health Awareness month, Malaysia Healthcare unveiled the inaugural Malaysia Healthcare Wellness Fair (MH Wellness Fair) at a Convention Centre in the capital Dhaka, Bangladesh.

In collaboration with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC)’s Referral Partner in Bangladesh, GD Assist Ltd, one-day fair presented exciting activities, enlightening workshops, and invigorating dialogue sessions aimed at promoting healthcare and community well-being from 16 health and wellness providers from Malaysia and Bangladesh.

Malaysia Healthcare, spearheaded by the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), a dedicated agency established under the Ministry of Health Malaysia, is at the forefront of the country’s healthcare travel industry.

The MHTC is committed to establishing Malaysia as a leading global healthcare destination, providing high-quality, easily accessible, and competitively affordable medical services within a seamless healthcare environment.

Over the past decade, Malaysia has established itself as the trusted destination for healthcare travelers from Bangladesh seeking quality medical treatments and services to complement the healthcare services in their country. With a strong emphasis on patient safety, technology-enabled healthcare solutions and evidence-based outcomes, Malaysia ensures that individuals receive top-notch care and peace of mind.

As a renowned and recognized global halal hub, Malaysia Healthcare provides halal menus and prayer facilities at hospitals, porcine-free medical products such as sutures and vaccines, and is equipped with Muslim medical professionals and personnel, both male and female, ensuring the needs of Muslim healthcare travelers are carefully incorporated into every step of the healthcare travel journey.

To elevate the healthcare travel experience, Malaysia Healthcare is expanding its offerings by seamlessly integrating curative treatments and preventive care with wellness packages and activities. This holistic approach is exemplified by the MH Wellness Fair 2023, which promotes a wide range of elements, including good health practices, international healthcare services, fashion, music, fitness, culinary and culture delights.

Malaysia Healthcare was represented by four top-tier Malaysian private hospitals, which include Institute Jantung Negara (IJN) or National Heart Institute and Prince Court Medical Centre from Kuala Lumpur, KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital from Selangor, and Mahkota Medical Centre from Melaka. These accredited hospitals, together with their specialists showcased cutting-edge breakthroughs in healthcare and presented a comprehensive array of international healthcare services and packages, encompassing:

  •  Heart screening services by Institut Jantung Negara
  • Total Knee Replacement treatment by KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital
  • High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment and Pinkcare Wellness Packages by Mahkota Medical Centre
  • Executive health screening packages by Prince Court Medical Centre

In addition, a panel discussion led by representatives from Malaysian hospitals provided valuable insights on promoting healthcare travel in Malaysia. The discussion aimed to spark interest and encourage participants to explore the exceptional healthcare and wellness services that Malaysia has to offer.

"We are thrilled to organise the first ever wellness fair here in Dhaka. This event marks an opportunity to introduce Malaysia Healthcare to all health and wellness enthusiasts here in Dhaka," said Farizal B. Jaafar, Acting Chief Executive Officer of MHTC. "Our aim is to continue providing accessible medical care and caring for the community around us by meeting their healthcare needs for years to come. By attending this event, we hope it will inspire the many communities in Bangladesh to visit Malaysia and personally experience the world-class healthcare and wellness services that we offer."

Fitness and wellness took the spotlight at the fair, with attendees joining fitness sessions and wellness workshops. Moner Bondhu, a pioneer in accessible mental health and wellness services in Bangladesh, shared insights on mental wellness. Among others. The fair also presented a variety of healthy and nutritious foods for the participants to explore, and featured live performances, providing soulful and invigorating music that ensured a day of pure enjoyment for all participants. MHTC plans to organise similar wellness fairs to inspire and encourage more communities to learn and prioritise their health and well-being.

One of Malaysia's key advantages is its seamless end-to-end healthcare ecosystem, ensuring comprehensive care for patients from pre-arrival to post-treatment. As part of this ecosystem, Malaysia Healthcare offers the innovative e-Visa Medical Platform, providing healthcare travelers with a faster and more efficient process for applying for medical visas and visa extensions.

To enhance the overall patient experience, Malaysia Healthcare provides a dedicated concierge service at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) – Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and Penang International Airport (PIA). Upon arrival, a dedicated team will greet patients at the aerobridge and facilitate their immigration process, benefitting from a dedicated lane for healthcare travelers. Furthermore, Malaysia Healthcare has recently launched the Medical Companion Service, a dedicated program that offers personalised assistance to patients throughout their treatment journey. For more information on this service, please visit