Sunway Group launches fertility centre in Sarawak, set to expand services in the state

Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian (second left) congratulates Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah (second right) on the launching of the Sunway Traditional and Complementary Medicine Centre and Sunway Fertility Centre in Kuching on Wednesday (July 6). - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE /The Star

KUCHING: The Sunway Group is looking to further expand its services in Sarawak following the opening of its traditional and complementary medicine (TCM) and fertility centres in the state.

Sunway Group founder and chairman Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah said Sarawak was a rich state with enormous potential for growth.

"We are hoping to have a Sunway hospital here. I'm keen to build an integrated complex or township if I have the opportunity, similar to what we have done in Peninsular Malaysia.

"We have the experience and know-how to harness what is possible," he told reporters after the launch of the Sunway TCM Centre and Sunway Fertility Centre at Canaan Square here on Wednesday (July 6).

In his speech earlier, Cheah said Sunway's healthcare venture into Sarawak was in line with its commitment to the United Nations' 17 sustainable development goals, particularly SDG 3 on good health and wellbeing.

"Our efforts at Sunway are driven by the conviction that realising the 17 SDGs is not the responsibility of the government alone.

"Building a sustainable future requires the commitment of all elements of society, including the private sector, academia, civil society and every individual," he said.

Cheah said the new TCM centre would make it more convenient for patients from Sarawak as well as Sabah, Brunei and Indonesia to meet their healthcare needs as they would not have to travel to Kuala Lumpur.

He also hoped that Sunway's first fertility centre in Kuching would bring awareness and fertility treatment to couples in underserved areas.

"It is encouraging to have the support of the Sarawak government as a strategic partner in this endeavour," he added.

Sarawak Deputy Premier Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, who launched the centres, expressed appreciation to Sunway for setting up its TCM and fertility services in the state.

"This is a testament to your commitment and support for us," he said.

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