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Selangor Sultan opens KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital


SHAH ALAM, Nov 22 (Bernama) – The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today officially opened the KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital in Section 20, here, and its new outpatient building which has been in operation since March last year.

Accompanying the sultan was Tengku Permaisuri Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin.

From the hospital lobby, the royal couple then proceeded to the one-stop outpatient centre in the new eight-storey building and also visited the exhibition on KPJ Selangor.

Also present was Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

In his speech, KPJ Healthcare Berhad president and managing director, Datuk Amiruddin Abdul Satar said the new building costing RM55 could provide comfort to the patients and visitors.

“The improved quality of our healthcare services does not stop here. The original building which is connected to the new block, houses the wards and other units which are being upgraded to meet the increasing needs,” he said.

The new building, the construction of which started in 2011, features a modern architectural design and it houses the specialists’ consultation clinics, outpatient day-care unit, a pharmacy, commercial space and administrative office.

 Amirudin said since taking over the hospital in 2006 with the name changed to KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital on April 2, 2008, more than six million patients including expatriates from around Shah Alam had sought treatment here.

He said as a health institution that focused on orthopaedics, its objective was to generate at least 10 per cent of the hospital’s total revenue from health tourism.

According to him, KPJ Selangor now has 58 resident and seasonal consultants in various specialised fields including cardiology, neurology, urology, ophthalmology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, and general surgery, assisted by 700 experienced personnel.

“KPJ Selangor is strategically located as it is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and roads that connect to the federal capital, hence it has the potential of drawing health tourists, including from Indonesia and the Middle East,” Amiruddin said.

Later he told the media that KPJ planned to upgrade the facilities and add new buildings to its other hospitals across the country towards providing the best healthcare services to the people.