Columbia Asia Sets Foot In Bukit Jalil With 18th Hospital In Malaysia

Columbia Asia Hospital – Bukit Jalil has opened, marking the 18th Columbia Asia hospital in Malaysia. Its opening in a population of over 200,000 people aims to bring care closer to home. The new hospital has multi-specialities and subspecialities.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 – Columbia Asia Hospital – Bukit Jalil (CAH-BKJ), the 18th Columbia Asia hospital in Malaysia and 27th in the Columbia Asia group, was officially launched on February 27, 2024.

This means that quality health care has become more accessible in Bukit Jalil, which is home to a fast-growing population of over 200,000 residents. The occasion was officiated by the deputy health director-general (research and technical support) Dr Nor Fariza Ngah. 

With the opening of this medical facility in the high-density neighbourhood, the private hospital company continues its mission of being a healthcare provider that brings care closer to home. 

Apart from Bukit Jalil, CAH-BKJ offers health care convenience for the residents of Sri Petaling, Sungai Besi, OUG, Taman Desa, Seri Kembangan, and Serdang. It is well-connected with a network of roads, highways, and public transport, and plays host to educational institutions, a world-class sports hub, an iconic shopping destination, offices, and residences. 

The new hospital is a seven-storey hospital with 96 ward beds with multi-specialities and subspecialities. Consultants consist of highly skilled and dedicated professionals with vast experience in public service. 

“We aim to nurture a patient-centric health care environment that prioritises safety and comfort, high-quality service, and constant innovation for improved health outcomes.

“We want to be the first port of call for everything health care in this neighbourhood, from essential medical services and disease diagnosis and treatment, to life-saving care.

“As we serve this community, we will continue to drive medical advancements and emergency preparedness,” said CAH-BKJ general manager Dr. Sharonpal Singh.

In December last year, CAH-BKJ organised the SIHAT! Fun Run and Family Carnival to raise health awareness, educate about disease prevention, and give back to the community.

The event saw over 400 participants who came together in the name of good health. The run raised RM16,000, which was distributed to Pertubuhan Kebajikan Orang Tua Xiao Xin, Pertubuhan Rumah Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Home of Peace, and Shelter Christian Fellowship for Aid & Welfare Selangor.

“We look forward to continue connecting with our community through more healthy lifestyle initiatives such as children’s events, health workshops, talks, and screenings. We want to sustain the conversation around the importance of health while also bringing joy and memorable experiences for all involved,” explained Dr Sharonpal. 

“Our hospitals have evolved — from being community-centred featuring mid-sized hospital models, we are developing larger format hospitals providing more comprehensive and more complex medical disciplines,” said Columbia Asia managing director and group CEO Dr Chan Boon Kheng.

He also disclosed upcoming projects, including a new 200-bed Columbia Asia Hospital in Batu Kawan, Penang next year. On top of that, he also shared about the expansion of four existing Columbia Asia hospitals, namely Cheras, Klang, Iskandar Puteri, and Seremban to meet higher market demands in health care.

Beyond capacity and capability building, Dr Chan also mentioned the emphasis on the hospital role in advocating for health prevention and promoting appropriate lifestyle habits.

He mentioned Columbia Asia’s Prediabetes Campaign that aims to enhance the government’s efforts for managing the high number of diabetes cases in the country.

“We are fully behind the government’s goal to advocate for proactive pro-health behaviours and disease prevention for a healthier nation,” he said.

CAH-BKJ is located at Number 9, Jalan Jalil Perkasa 7, Bukit Jalil 5700, Kuala Lumpur, directly opposite International Medical University (IMU).

For more information, please visit the Columbia Asia Malaysia website or stay up to date with the hospital’s activities and updates at their Facebook page.

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