PENANG HEALTHCARE FACILITIES
Healthcare facilities and services in Penang is well managed within health
bodies approved quality standards. Both local residents and tourists can
get treatments and services of the same quality standard at private
medical centres and hospitals.
There is no such risk in Penang. Only tourist coming from South America
and South Arica need to provide certificate of yellow fever vaccination.
Malaria And Dengue Fever
The probability of being infected is very low, and visitors are reminded
to seek immediate treatment at private hospitals if the disease symptoms
of high fever, cold shivering conditions, red spots, gum bleeding arise.
The hot tropical climate tend to be favourable breeding conditions for
mosquitoes, but the situation is well under control in Penang island.
There is no need for thick clothes as the tropical climate is sunny
throughout the year with occasional rainfalls.
Use SPF-20 or SPF-30 UV protection cream is required.
Generally, the level of food hygiene throughout Penang is high.
If your body system is sensitive, avoid eating at roadside food stalls
or eateries if you have doubts about cleanliness of the food handlers.
Advisable to bring along your doctor's prescription of antibiotics and
anti-diarhoea medication as you may not adapt to Penang hawker food. Drink
only boiled water. Do not drink tap water or from public
water dispensing units. Bottled water is easily available at grocery
shops, coffee shops, restaurants and shopping malls.
Poliomyelitis (booster for children)
Tetanus (booster for children)
Typhoid (food & water borne diseases)
Hepatitis A (food & water borne diseases)