Taitra & Cheng Hsin General Hospital bridging international medical professionals to promote Taiwan-Malaysia cooperation

Taiwan’s Ministry of Health & Welfare and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (Taitra) held the “Taiwan and Malaysia, Joining Hands in Bringing Greater Health to Life” online panel discussion last Thursday(Nov.19, 2020) to encourage networking between Taiwan and Malaysia’s medical community.

This event aims to promote joint opportunities between medical practitioners of both places to provide better disease treatment and healthcare solutions, especially now amidst the pandemic. This is the best opportunity for Taiwan and Malaysia to join hands to develop business opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Cheng Hsin General Hospital superintendent Dr Jeng Wei, who has performed over 10,000 of heart transplant surgeries, said he completed heart transplant as early as 1988, and has also assisted Vietnam in the country’s first successful heart transplant. In addition, Taiwan’s survival rate of catheterised heart valve replacement TAVR surgery is the highest worldwide, up to 98%. Wei also hopes to work with Malaysia on technologies such as cardiovascular heart transplantation in the future.