Socso to construct Southeast Asia's largest rehabilitation centre in Perak

IPOH: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) will construct a rehabilitation centre and a hospital in Perak, said Health, Environment and Human Resources Committee chairman A.Sivanesan (pic).

He said both the facilities would be constructed at minimum cost of RM500mil at a location which has yet to be identified.

Sivanesan said the rehabilitation centre is expected to be the largest in South East Asia.

“Right now there is a rehabilitation centre by Socso in Air Keroh, Malacca but the hospital will be its first in the country.

“We are looking at four spots to build both the facilities on 40.5ha (100 acres) of land which will be closer to North-South Expressway exits,” he told a press conference on the sidelines of the state assembly sitting here Tuesday (Dec 4).

Sivanesan added once the facilities are up approximately 500 workers would be employed.

He said these facilities would allow Socso contributors from Perlis to Rawang to get treatment once completed.

“As for those from Rawang and the southern states, they can seek treatment at the Air Keroh facility.

“These facilities will be open to outsiders as well, especially for medical tourism and non-Socso contributors but with a different fee structure,” he added.

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