BookDoc enables better access to healthcare for tourists and supports the medical tourism market with entry into another ASEAN country, Thailand.
Y.Bhg Tan Sri Dr Ong Hong Peng (Left), Secretary General of The Ministry of Tourism and Culture representing Y.B. Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri, Minister of Tourism and Culture and Y.Bhg Dato Chevy Beh (Right), CEO of BookDoc.
Dato’ Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz, Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, officiated the web portal launch of BookDoc, congratulated the Founder, Dato’ Chevy Beh, over the impressive business trajectory of BookDoc which has managed to expand its services to 4 countries and 17 cities, all within six months.
“BookDoc will be able to connect and unite patients and healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere, from near and far. It has the potential to be a useful companion to serve the medical needs of all tourists who are visiting Malaysia“, said the Minister. He further added that BookDoc could also facilitate more medical travels toMalaysia, contributing positively to all aspects of the tourism industry in addition to the private healthcare services. This is in line with the government’s aim to make Malaysia known as the Number One Destination for Healthcare in Asia by 2020, offering visitors a seamless experience with Malaysian healthcare services.
Dato’ Chevy Beh is excited at the prospect of making Malaysia a more tourist friendly nation. In 2014, there were 27.44 million tourist arrivals to Malaysia. Falling sick as a tourist in a foreign land can be a daunting experience. BookDoc can help to minimise some of the anxiety by facilitating tourists’ access to medical care through its online platform and mobile app. “This is our little contribution to help the government make Malaysia the destination of choice for tourists”, says Dato’ Chevy Beh.
Dato’ Chevy is also equally excited over the opportunity offered by medical tourism. “In 2015, Malaysia welcomed about 850,000 medical tourists and the sector generated almost RM1 billion. The medical tourism industry will continue to grow as Malaysia has a healthcare system that is voted one of the best in the world, and is supported by a competitive exchange rate relative to our regional neighbours. BookDoc is well poised to take advantage of this opportunity given the accessibility and adaptability of our online platforms across any physical borders and languages.”
The services of BookDoc is available for free through its website, BookDoc.com, and its App which can be downloaded for free through Google Play and App Store.