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Business : Health tourism bubble potential lifeline for Melaka


MELAKA, Sept 25 -- The implementation of a healthcare travel bubble can help revive the tourism and health sectors in Melaka even as the state awaits its expected transition into Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan (PPN) in October, according to industry players.

Melaka Tourism Association president Madelina Kuah Wey Lee said the Batu Berendam International Airport in Batu Berendam can serve as an air ambulance parking hub and a stepping stone for boosting health tourism in the state.

She said a hub that provides flights to ferry and transfer patients would surely be the choice of patients looking for treatment available at three private hospitals and one government hospital in Melaka.

“I believe domestic health tourism is not a problem; in fact, it should be intensified since we already have a stringent standard operating procedure which in

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