STATE Health Committee Chairman Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon he is impressed and with the idea to set up what is said to be the first-ever residential medical clinic, home nursing, rehabilitation, and physiotherapy centre in the Meru Valley.
KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital Sdn Bhd and Meru Valley Resort Bhd collaborated to build a community-based health centre providing a range of services, including a medical clinic, home nursing, rehabilitation and physiotherapy services.
The health centre, a fully integrated project, is located within the premises of Meru Suites, a new five-storey serviced apartment development within the larger Meru Valley EcoVillage mixed development.
The total investment for the centre cost cost more than RM1mil with KPJ Ipoh and Meru Valley will spend RM500,000 on the centre’s infrastructure, RM400,000 for a specialised gym and RM250,000 for the wellness space.
Dr Mah said the two entities are leaders in their own industry and to see them collaborate and venture into a new realm is heartening.
“I’m very impressed with the ingenious idea and also the execution of it. Coming from a medical background, I’m confident that KPJ Ipoh will provide top-level health services to the residents here.
“I must say, I’ve heard of this kind of idea, but to see it materialise, is something else. I wish the venture success.”
Dr Mah said that for the past few years, there has been too much emphasis on disease and treatment and too little on prevention. The new facility will be able to address the prevention aspect of the equation.
“We are proud to have it in Ipoh. This is probably the first of its kind in Ipoh and certainly in Perak too.
“I’m very much looking forward to seeing more wellness centres like this being built here.”
Meru Valley Resort Bhd Director Datuk Lim Si Boon hopes that the one-stop health centre will bring quality health services to the Meru community, so they won’t need go to hospitals to seek acute care.
“Meru Valley does not have the expertise in health services, so we thank KPJ for having us as a partner and together we will strive to provide quality products and services to the community of Meru.
“Seeking medical care is now closer to home. Once successful, we hope to replicate this Eco-village concept across Malaysia,” he said to the guest during the collaboration signing ceremony with KPJ.
KPJ Ipoh Specialist Hospital Director Ahmad Nasirruddin Harun said they will ensure that the centre is equipped with professionally trained caregivers and committed medical practitioners.
“We see tremendous potential in this unique collaboration in the long run. With this, KPJ Ipoh is extending its reach and expanding its range of services by going beyond being hospital-centric to community-based care.
“We will make it easier for residents to access appropriate care, help them recover faster, and enhance health outcomes while keeping costs affordable and sustainable.”
Ahmad Nasirruddin said KPJ Ipoh will make it easier for residents to get appropriate care, help them recover faster and enhance health outcomes while keeping costs affordable and sustainable.
This partnership between the two entities aims to bring positive impact to the health and wellness of the residents, members as well as the community of Meru Valley Resort.