Private Health and Social Sector Growing by Leaps and Bounds

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s private healthcare and social work services sector has been growing by leaps and bounds, the Department of Statistics 2016 Economic Census revealed.

The country has some 14,930 private establishments providing general and specialised medical services, dental services, hospital services, dialysis centres, child day-care, residential care and maternity homes among others, in 2015.

These establishments contributed RM16.8bil to Malaysia’s economy in 2015, compared to RM10.4bil from 9,152 such establishments in 2010.

Some 121,088 people were employed in this sector in 2015, out of which 88.5% are full-time employees, 2.2% are paid part-time employees while the remaining 9.3% are owners or unpaid family workers.

Female workers outnumbered male wor­kers in all qualifications, except at the post-graduate level where more men (5,000) were employed than women (2,874).

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