(File pix) Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) Chief Executive Officer Sherene Azli (centre) displays the award of Health and Medical Tourism Destination of the Year that she receives at the International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) Awards 2017 in Croatia accompanied by the ambassador of Malaysia to Croatia Mohd Hassan Bal (left) and chief editor of IMTJ Keith Pollard (right).

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has won the Health and Medical Tourism Destination of the Year award for the third consecutive year.

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) Awards 2017 was presented to chief executive officer of Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), Sherene Azli, in a ceremony in Opatija, Croatia, on Wednesday night, in conjunction with the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit.

The award, judged by a team of 23 experts from around the world, has further cemented the country's position as the leading medical tourism destination providing top-notch and innovative healthcare services.

Sherene said MHTC is humbled to be given this recognition once again.

"We have to (continue to) up our game in terms of delivering the best quality care for our medical travellers, and giving them peace of mind,” she said.

The ceremony also saw the country's private hospitals winning four awards - for International Hospital of the Year (Sunway Medical Centre), Best Marketing Initiative (Sunway Medical Centre), International Fertility Clinic of the Year (TMC Fertility Centre) and Best Quality Initiative – Highly Commendable (Sunway Medical Centre).

The annual IMTJ Medical Travel Awards recognises innovation, excellence and best practices in the medical travel and medical tourism sector. -- Bernama

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