The Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with one of the Kingdom’s largest banks, Canadia Bank. The signing, which took place in Rosewood Phnom Penh, will provide Canadia Bank’s customers with a healthcare package tailor-made by MHTC.
Chief commercial officer of MHTC, Nik Yazmin Nik Azman says the signing between both organisations will allow customers of the bank to experience a unique offering if they choose Malaysia as a destination for medical treatment. The package will include both medical screenings as well as tours.
“Being awarded the best health system in the world for four years in a row proves that Malaysia’s healthcare is well-regarded by many,” said Ms Yazmin.
She went on to say that in terms of Cambodian tourists coming to Malaysia for medical treatment, there has been a 150 percent increase as more and more Cambodians look for treatment for cardiology and for preventative health screenings.
Ms Yazmin also encouraged more Cambodians to prioritise healthcare and said Malaysia has more to offer in terms of medical treatments, because traditional care is also a choice for those seeking to recover from illness. She also told the Khmer Times that she expects to see a similar growth in Cambodian tourists coming to Malaysia for medical treatments when the partnership comes into effect.
CEO of Canadia Bank, Raymond Sia said the opportunity was an honour for the bank and because the bank has been committed to ensuring its customers’ wealth is safe, now it can make sure their health is in good hands as well.
“We have always aimed for product innovation for our customers’ satisfaction and, as a socially responsible bank, we will encourage our customers to do their screenings and prioritise their health,” said Mr Sia.
Canadia Bank is the first bank in the Kingdom to partner up with MHTC to roll out such services and Mr Sia pointed out that the move aligned with the values of the bank as well.
Malaysian Ambassador to Cambodia Eldeen Husaini Mohd Hashim, who was present to witness the signing, was also instrumental in arranging the MoU to take place because he had meetings with both parties over the last couple months.
“Malaysian investment in Cambodia continues to grow and this MoU will add to the growing interest Malaysia has in Cambodia,” Mr Eldeen says.
He further encouraged Cambodians to make full use of the opportunity to visit Malaysia and get their health screenings conducted as well.
The package is expected to be rolled out sometime in January because details to tailor the package are underway.