Unimas signs MoU with private medical centre


By Ava Lai

Mutual benefit: Suaidi (sitting, second left) and Dr Au Yong (third left) signing the MOU.

Kuching: The training of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) medical students and staff has received a boost with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Normah Medical Specialist Centre.

The MoU between Unimas and Sarawak Medical Centre Sdn Bhd is expected to provide the university’s medical, allied health and nursing trainees with additional opportunities.

Unimas has also proposed that a teaching hospital be built in Kota Samarahan.

“We have requested for a teaching hospital in Kota Samarahan.

“It will not only benefit Unimas also the population of Kota Samarahan and the surrounding areas,” said Unimas vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohamad Kadim Suaidi at the signing ceremony.

“Sealing the collaboration will strengthen Unimas through the sharing of expertise and experience in the medical field.“The centre will also give Unimas advice with regard to managing the planned Unimas teaching hospital.”

Normah CEO and managing director Datuk Dr Au Yong Kien Hoe said they wanted to develop a hospital with standards and quality similar to what patients would receive in a first-world hospital.

“In order to do that, we have embarked on an accreditation exercises for Normah and we are now MSQH (Malaysian Society for Quality in Health) accredited,”

The collaboration will significantly strengthen and bring both parties nearer to their objectives.

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