On November 18, 2013 marked as an important event for Mediviron UOA Clinic as they have signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Mr George Adamns of Du lịch & Làm đẹp, a partnership of Nip and Tuck Solutions Company of Australia to allow tourist from Vietnam to seek for aesthetic treatments at Mediviron UOA Clinic.
The signing took place at Novotel Hotel Kuala Lumpur which creates another milestone for Mediviron UOA Clinic to constantly reach out ways for more accessible aesthetic treatments.
Began with the opening gambit of cultural dance by AB Citra Dancers, followed by a profile video presentation of Mediviron UOA Clinic.
Dr Chen Tai Ho, Aesthetic Physician and Director of Mediviron UOA Clinic shared his joy for this mutual beneficial partnership to form as it is important to be at the world-class aesthetic clinic in the 21st century. He also explained that when it comes to aesthetic treatments, Botox is not the only option but they offer wider treatments from non-invasive to minimally invasive procedures to accommodate problems such as acne and scarring, hair loss and skin rejuvenation. He also pointed out that there is a number of Vietnamese currently travel to Korea and Thailand to seek for aesthetic procedures which leads to this strategic partnership.
Mr George Adams of Du lịch & Làm đẹp and MedicalTourisMalaysia.com.vn are a part of the Nip and Tuck Solutions Company of Australia and a partnership with Thuy Linh Beauty Company Limited of Hanoi, Vietnam. They are designed to capture the potential market of Vietnamese travellers who seeks for quality cosmetic procedures that’s not found in Vietnam. Mr Adams also shared that there is need of Vietnamese to look for aesthetic treatments outside of their country and such treatments are priced highly in Vietnam. The proximity to travel to Malaysia is approximately 3 hours which isn’t too long and since Mediviron UOA Clinic is located in the city center , they are close to attraction places such as shopping malls.
After Dr Chen and Mr Adams’ speech, they were assisted to be seated together to sign the memorandum witnessed by His Excellency Professor Nguyen Hong Thao (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Malaysia) and Madam Huong Thi Lien (Trade Counselor of Socialist of Republic of Vietnam in Malaysia) as well members of the media.
From left to right: Mdm. Huong Thi Lien, Mr George Adams, Dr Chen Tai Ho, Professor Nguyen Hong Thao
After the signing, there was a Q&A session with Dr Chen and Mr Adams opened for the media.
1. How long has this collaboration being planned in the timeline?
At approximately for 2 – 3 years
2. Why Malaysia?
They would like to re-channel it to Malaysia as to do something different and unique. Also to focus what’s available here and to increase the amount as there is an increment of medical tourism to 20%.
3. What is the target from Vietnam?
Of course, as much as possible. Currently, Mediviron UOA Clinic have 50% patients from Malaysia and the rest of 50% are from Europe, Iran and Singapore, not many Vietnamese are coming yet. They would like to be the first to tap into the market.
4. What is the procedure price ranging at?
They are ranging from MYR100 – MYR 22,000 depending on the which treatment to undergo and they are non invasive and non surgical treatments.
5. How much revenue growth are you expecting from this collaboration?
Mediviron UOA Clinic is looking at least 10 – 20% growth from the current revenue if possible.
6. Do you have any visiting surgeons or any attachments from Vietnam to consult the procedures?
Mediviron UOA Clinic do not have this as we are focusing to have Vietnamese tourist to come to our clinic to have their treatment done. Maybe there might be a need in the future that Mediviron UOZ Clinic might need someone from Vietnam to refer to for someone to come to Malaysia for treatments.
7. What happened when patients face complications?
Our treatments are mainly non-invasive, there is a minimal risk. Mediviron UOA Clinic do not do surgery and the recovery period will be less than a week . We have no worries of anticipating major complications. We encourage our patients if they have any problems to visit them again or if they are away or overseas, they could call or email us.
We will also get a specific recovery time from Mediviron UOA Clinic and we would strongly recommend that they stay in Malaysia during that recovery time and they do not leave until they pay their final visit to the clinic to confirm their viable health.
8. How much cheaper are the rates here as to compare with Vietnam?
Take for example of Botox in Vietnam, they are priced at USD900, that’s every expensive. They can fly here and have the treatment done in Malaysia for that price. The reason behind it is because that they have very heavy taz and they are considered to be luxury items. Botox and fillers are considered luxury items that they have high tax. A lot of pharmaceutical comes in with no tax on it but those items are heavily taxed.
9. Do you have any plans to collaborate with other countries after Vietnam?
In Mediviron UOA Clinic, we have a a good number of patients comes from other countries such as Europe, America, Middle East and our neighbouring country, Singapore because our treatments are still cheaper after the conversion of currency. The starting stage is Vietnam tourism and from there we will see and decide.
Also, we would like to get possibly Mongolia becuse projections for that country within the next decade is that the disposable income per person is going to be rapidly high and they will be looking for places to visit. They have already travelling into Vietnam and Malaysia too, we believe they could be interested to come here for medical procedures as well.
10. What is your percentage of Malaysian women or men that comes for the treatment at Mediviron UOA Clinic?
There is no statistics in Malaysia on how many had come to various clinic or how many procedures is done because our government does not compile it.. There is no centre which compiles the data, we will only know how many patients to their procedure in our clinic but for other clinics, we will not be able to access to their database and there is no database available in the country but what we do know is that the numbers are increasing because the numbers of patients we are getting is increasing. Nowadays, we have more men coming in for procedures too. We have approximately 70% of our patients are ladies , 30% are men and their age ranges from 18 to 70s.
After the Q&A session, everyone including the members of media was ushered to have their lunch. For further updates of Mediviron UOA Clinic, please do give them a like below in their Facebook.