MALAYSIA’S PM NAJIB LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR NEW PENDANG HOSPITAL
PENDANG, State of Kedah, Malaysia, Apr 22 Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak, today laid the foundation stone, as a symbol for the commencement of construction work, on the Pendang Hospital project, in Kampung Manggol Pauh, here.
Present at the ceremony were Deputy Health Minister, Dr Hilmi Yahaya and Kedah Menteri Besar (Chief Minister) Ahmad Bashah Md Hanipah, as well as, Kedah state Health Director, Dr Norhizan Ismail.
Dr Norhizan said, construction work on the hospital, costing almost RM 211 million (USD 54.13 million) was expected to begin in May, involving an area of 42 acres (approximately 17 hectares) but only 20 acres would be utilised for the first phase of the project, while the rest was for future use.
He said, the hospital would operate as a minor specialist hospital, involving 10 expert services, including surgery, orthopaedics, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics and anesthesiology.
“The project to build the hospital is expected to be fully completed in Nov, 2021, and commence operations with 126 beds, but based on the existing land area, it can accommodate up to 250 beds in future,he told reporters at the ceremony
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK