THE first private hospital in Perlis was officially opened by Raja of Perlis Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail.
Gracing the event were Raja Perempuan of Perlis Tuanku Tengku Fauziah Tengku Abdul Rashid, Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, and Raja Puan Muda of Perlis Tuanku Lailatul Shahreen Akashah Khalil.
KPJ Healthcare Berhad (KPJ) president and managing director Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar said KPJ Specialist Hospital has broken new ground in the state, borne from the collaboration between KPJ and Yayasan Islam Negeri Perlis (YIPs).
The hospital is KPJ’s sixth in the northern region, and the 25th hospital in its network nationwide.
“We are confident that the opening of this hospital will help fulfil the health requirements of the local community and state, as well as make Perlis a hub for health tourism,” said Amiruddin.
“In addition, KPJ’s investment in the state is in line with Perlis’ potential as a destination for local and international investors,” he added.
Also present was KPJ chairman as well as Johor Corporation president and chief executive officer Datuk Kamaruzzaman Abu Kassim.
KPJ Perlis offers a full range of medical and surgical services including diagnostics, and 24-hour accident and emergency services.
It is also equipped with a medical lab, physiotherapy and endoscopy services, a pharmacy and cafeteria.
The eight-storey hospital has a built-up size of 163,752 square feet.
The hospital has 126 staff and 11 medical consultants, and can accommodate 90 inpatient beds.
The opening of the hospital’s first of two phases will house 60 beds.
KPJ Perlis’ medical consultants are specialists in fields such as orthopaedics, ENT, internal medicine, radiology, obstetrics and gynaecology, and paediatrics.
The hospital offers four dimensional ultrasound services for mothers-to-be as well as other packages including maternity, a specially designed Teacher’s Health package, and vaccination for the umrah pilgrimage.
KPJ Healthcare is a provider of private healthcare services in Malaysia with 25 specialist hospitals throughout the country.
It also has two hospitals in Indonesia, one in Bangladesh, and one in Thailand. It has four Senior Living Care Centres in Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak, Pahang and Brisbane, Australia.
Its own KPJ Healthcare University College (KPJUC) offers healthcare-related programmes for local and foreign students.