Moving forward with rehab agenda


(From left) Bahtiar, Chew and Cheam with rehabilitation medicine consultant Dr. Kavitha Ratnalingam at the launch of the ReGen Rehab Hospital.

SPECIALIST rehabilitation medicine provider ReGen Rehabilitation International Sdn Bhd has unveiled Malaysia’s first private rehabilitation hospital.

The 96-bed standalone rehabilitation hospital has been operating since Aug 1.

In conjunction with the unveiling, ReGen Rehab has also launched its “Let There Be Hope”, aimed at making rehabilitation available to all Malaysians.

The company hopes to transform the medical landscape by raising awareness through the four pillars of the campaign – public education, professional healthcare training, engaging corporate and government organisations, and reaching out to the community.

“Rehabilitation is the key health strategy to living a longer, better quality life and ReGen Rehab will achieve this by upholding the four pillars, each targeting a different segment of the public.

“Rehabilitation services should be integrated with primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare to overcome underdevelopment of rehabilitation in developing countries and making it accessible to everyone.

“Rehabilitation enables individuals to regain their quality of life again,” said ReGen Rehabilitation Hospital chief executive officer Sue Lee.

(From left) Lee, MyANGKASA Holdings Sdn Bhd executive director and group chief executive officer Shaharuddin Mohamed, Socso Return-to-Work case manager Vimala Arumugam and ReGen Rehab board member and Select Medical Holdings corporation co-founder and executive chairman Robert Ortenzio launching the new rehabilitation hospital.
(From left) Lee, MyANGKASA Holdings Sdn Bhd executive director and group chief executive officer Shaharuddin Mohamed, Socso Return-to-Work case manager Vimala Arumugam and ReGen Rehab board member and Select Medical Holdings corporation co-founder and executive chairman Robert Ortenzio launching the new rehabilitation hospital.

She added that ReGen Rehab brings together a multi-disciplinary clinical team to ensure that every aspect of patients’ needs are met.

In June, ReGen Rehab launched a nationwide campaign called the “Wish Upon A Star” programme to look for three deserving individuals and give them the chance to receive sponsored rehabilitation treatment.

The three, who suffered from various debilitating conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, were Bahtiar Mohd Nooh, Chew Swee Mui and Carol Cheam, who were present at the event.

The three said that the rehabilitative treatment had changed their lives and helped give them hope for the future.

“When I came to ReGen Rehab, I could not speak while my upper and lower left limbs were paralysed. Now, after speech and physical therapy, I can talk and move my arms confidently.

“I hope I will make further progress and will eventually not need a walker to move around with,” said Cheam, 45, who had suffered a premature stroke.

ReGen Rehab will be working with National Co-Operative Move-ment of Malaysia (Angkasa) and the Social Security Organisation (Socso) in its endeavours.


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