Updated: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 01:26:09 GMT | By The Malaysian Insider : Business

Tony Fernandes dreams of HospitalAsia

AirAsia Group chief executive officer (CEO) Tony Fernandes (pic) revealed another one of his dreams yesterday at the World Capital Market Symposium - to build a hospital that will provide affordable healthcare. The founder of AirAsia said that public hospitals are inefficient and insufficient to cope with the growing demand, while private...


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AirAsia Group chief executive officer (CEO) Tony Fernandes (pic) revealed another one of his dreams yesterday at the World Capital Market Symposium - to build a hospital that will provide affordable healthcare.

The founder of AirAsia said that public hospitals are inefficient and insufficient to cope with the growing demand, while private medical care is increasingly more expensive.

"If we can find something that is affordable, slightly more expensive than the state, but 80% cheaper than private health, you can take over a lot of the state's burden and people will get better service," he said, according to The Edge.

Fernandes said he believes that as the nation ages, healthcare and its costs will increasingly become a concern for people and the government. He said his concept for the hospital will be focused on affordability. - October 24, 2013.

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