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KPJ to invest RM1b in seven to eight new hospitals

KPJ Healthcare is looking to add seven to eight more new hospitals


KPJ Healthcare is looking to add seven to eight more new hospitals to its stable in the next
five years.

President and managing director Amiruddin Abdul Satar said the new hospitals would be in states
such as Perlis, Pahang, Sarawak, Malacca, Johor, Perak and the Klang Valley, among others.

From its existing base of 25 hospitals, this would mean that in five years’ time, KPJ could have around 33 hospitals.

Amiruddin said that the expansion could cost a total of RM1bil. “For some, we have yet to call for a tender, so I
can’t give a figure for sure, but it is about RM100mil per project,” he told the press after a luncheon meeting
hosted by MIDF Investment and MIDF Research.

Meanwhile, he said that KPJ could spend about RM100mil per year in capital expenditure.

“Spending about RM100mil per year is common for us, both in buying
equipment and paying for progress of instruction for new hospitals,” said Amiruddin.

KPJ most recently opened the RM130mil KPJ Rawang Specialist Hospital two months ago. KPJ Rawang is the 25th hospital under the KPJ
group and has a capacity of 160 beds.

On July 1, KPJ will be opening another specialist hospital in Muar,

KPJRawang is the first hospital fully equipped with and utilising the cloud-based system, where all
clinical information, medical reports and documents are cloud-based in KPJ’s server in Kuala Lumpur.

It was reported earlier that the group would be looking to migrate there to four hospitals onto the cloud-based system
every year.

“We have introduced cloud systems in three of our hospitals. When we opened these three new
hospitals, basically we spend very little on site but we link it to our server in KL,” he said yesterday.