Being admitted to hospital in Malaysia
There are different types of public hospitals in Malaysia:
- General hospitals,
- District hospitals,
- Specialized medical facilities.
General hospitals are very appreciated and provide quality medical care. However, waiting times can be long.
Private hospitals provide a level of medical care that is similar to that in Western hospitals. Appointments can be obtained quickly and each hospital has several departments and specialists.
If you are hospitalized, whether on an emergency basis or not, you may be required to make cash advances for hospital fees before your admission.
In case of emergency
Medical emergencies: 999.
This is the number for public service ambulances. The service is slow, and the ambulances do not always have the necessary equipment. Private hospitals have their own ambulance service which is why you should try to turn to these.