Thursday, 5 April 2012

TDM: New specialist Hospital to be built in Batu Burok, T’ganu

KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): The Terengganu state government has approved the lease of land in Batu Burok to TDM BHD [] to build and operate a new 130-bed specialist hospital with all the facilities to serve the people in Kuala Terengganu.

In a statement Thursday, TDM Bhd chairman Datuk Roslan Awang Chik said that the new eight-storey hospital would replace the current Kuala Terengganu Specialist (KTS) hospital that was operating at or near maximum capacity.

Roslan said the hospital to be built on a 5.79-acre land would be the city’s flagship specialist hospital that will serve the approximately 338,000 people of Kuala Terengganu.

“Our aim is to provide the community with high quality yet affordable medical care,” he said.

He said CONSTRUCTION [] would commence immediately and completed within 24 months once the land owner, Tabung Amanah Warisan Negeri Terengganu signs the completed lease documents

Meanwhilel, TDM chief executive officer Badrul Hisham Mahari said that the hospital would provide more comprehensive healthcare facilities, accommodate more in-patients, operate more specialist clinics and other quality healthcare services.

He said the new hospital was planned to be equipped with 130-bed hospital, five operating theatres, 12-bedded intensive care unit (ICU) and a one and half storey car park with 281 parking bays.

The current KTS Hospital is equipped with 33 beds, two-bedded ICU and two operating theatres, accident and emergency services were provided, runs a diagnostic imaging department, a laboratory and a pharmacy, he said.

The current hospital also provides consultancy services on general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, orthopaedics and anaesthetics, he said.

Badrul Hisham said the hospital project would cost RM170.2 million, excluding the cost of the lease of the land and incidental fees.

“It will be financed by internally generated funds and / or bank borrowings, which the Board has yet to decide,” said Badrul Hisham.

He also said TDM’s healthcare division with an average growth of 12% in patients number since 2007, had recorded consecutive annual increase in revenue with an average of RM31million in which contributed an average of 7.0% annually to TDM’s profit before tax.

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