Medical tourism or health tourism is the promotion of medical services to people from another country. The reason why they chose the specific hospital is because of the excellent medical care and cheaper medical services.
There are many Indonesians from neighbouring Pontianak Indonesia that seek medical services here in Sarawak. We have several medical centres and hospitals that would provide the best service in the state. Their rates are also almost on par with that in Kuala Lumpur.
Here are some of them.
1. Timberland Medical Centre
Lot 5164 – 5165, Block 16 KCLD, 2 1/2 Mile, Rock Road, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak
General Telephone No: +60 82-234 466
For Kuchingites, Timberland Medical Centre is the best medical service money could provide. It is a private medical centre wholly owned by Mestika Unik Sdn Bhd. They provide various medical services such as:
• 24-Hour Accident & Emergency Services
• 24-Hour Ambulance Service
• 24-Hour Laboratory Service
• 24-Outpatient Clinic
• Angiography Laboratory
• Blood bank
• Coronary Care Unit
• Delivery Suites
• Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology) Department
• Endoscopy Unit
• Haemodialysis Unit
• Intensive Care Unit
• Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
• Neuro Diagnostic Services
• Operating Theatres
• Physiotherapy Department
• Wellness Clinic
2. Normah Medical Specialist Centre
Lot 937, Section 30 KTLD, Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak
General telephone No: +60 82 440055
This hospital which is located near Semariang was officially opened in August 1988. Since then, it has been a well-known private hospital that provides various services, from primary services such as internal medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, and paediatrics. Besides, they offer secondary and tertiary services such as orthopaedics, ophthalmology, cardiology and cardiac surgery, endoscopic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, urology, nephrology and haematology. Their medical expertise had earned the trust of patients from all over the state.
3. Borneo Medical Centre
Lot 10992, Sec 64, KTLD, Jalan Tun Jugah, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
General telephone No:+60 82-507 333
Borneo Medical Centre is a newly established, tertiary level private medical centre located at Simpang Tiga, Kuching. This medical centre provides healthcare services in all major fields of medicine which includes Surgical disciplines (Anaesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Management, Dental & Oro-maxillo-facial surgery, Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Hepato-biliary surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics & gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Urology, Orthopaedic & Spine Surgery, Oto-rhino-larygology (ENT), Plastic Surgery, Vascular surgery), Medical services, (Cardiology, Endocrinology, General Medicine, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Paediatric Haemato-Oncology, Hepatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiology), Clinical Support services (Accident & Emergency (A&E), Blood Bank, Cardiac Catherization, Dietitian, Endoscopy, Haemodialysis, Laboratory Services, Pathology, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Wellness & Preventive Medicine) and Other facilities (Daycare Centre, Delivery Suite, Endoscopy Suite, High Dependency Unit, Inpatient Wards, Operating Theatres, Outpatient Clinics, Radiotherapy Unit, Special Care Baby Unit, Urology & Stone Care Centre)
4. Kuching Specialist Hospital
Lot 10420, Block II, Tabuan Stutong Commercial Centre, Jalan Setia Raja, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak
General telephone No:+60 82-365 777
Kuching Specialist Hospital is under the flagship of the KPJ Healthcare Bhd. Located at Stutong, across from Stutong Wet Market, this 4-storey hospital offers services ranging from prevention, diagnosis and treatment of wide range of diseases and medical conditions to anaesthetics procedures. This hospital offers 24-Hour Accident & Emergency Services, Specialist Outpatient Clinic Services, Cathlab, Diagnostic Imaging (X-Ray, CT-Scan), Occupational Health Services, Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation Unit, Haemodialysis Unit, Laboratory (Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Blood Bank Facilities, Microbiology Immunology / Serology, Heavy Metal Screening), Pharmacy, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Operating Theater Service (OT), Wards (such as Maternity Ward, Medical Ward, Orthopaedic Ward, Paediatric Ward, Surgical Ward, Gynae Ward, VIP Suite), and Private Delivery Room.