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A number of foreign hospitals have affiliated with Indonesian hospitals to get a slice of the lucrative Indonesian market. One such Indonesian hospital is the Medika hospital group, which is a member of the Johor Medical Association or Kumpulan Perubatan Johor (KPJ) Healthcare Bhd Group of Hospitals,
KPJ Healthcare Bhd Group of Hospitals owns other hospitals, namely Medika Permata Hijau and
This Malaysian industry has grown significantly over the past couple of years, with the number of foreign patients in 2006 reaching 296,687 and an income of about US$59 million. The Malaysian Hospital Association predicts the number will grow by an average of 30 percent annually until 2010.
Hospitals-Malaysia.org claims that
While some local hospitals have facilities of international standard, their charges are relatively high. Many Indonesians, rather than choose costly local medication, choose to go abroad for treatment at a lower cost, and at the same time have the added option of go sightseeing.
Ashadi Lubis, a resident of
Based on the favorable value of the Malaysian ringgit and the low cost of living, medical care there costs much less than in the