Speech by Dr. John Tang Ing Ching, Managing Director of Rejang Medical Centre on 17.1.2012 on the launching of 64 slice CT scan, digital Mammogram and cardiology services.
YB Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh, Senior Minister of Local Government and Community Development
YB Dr. Annuar Rapaee, Elected Representative of State Legislative Assembly for Nangka
Reporters, friends and colleagues,
A very good morning. On behalf of Rejang Medical Centre, I would like to extend to you a very warm welcome to our hospital.
About 9 years ago, Dato Sri Wong was right here officiating the opening of Rejang Medical Centre.
Since then a lot has happened at Rejang.
Rejang has grown to be the largest private hospital in the Central Region with 59 beds and 12 resident specialists with a staff strength of over 200.
We have become the pioneer in private healthcare in many areas. We were the first private hospital in Sibu to introduce 24 hour emergency care, ambulance services, in house laboratory and blood bank, hemodialysis unit, physiotherapy unit, audiology unit, an Ear, Nose and Throat Department and an Eye Department. We even created the first test tube baby in Sibu.
On top of these, we were also the first private hospital in Sibu to establish a Radiology Department, the first to bring in CT scan, MRI, fluoroscopy, computer radiology and digital mammogram.
All these new expansions and new facilities involved millions and millions of ringgit. Today, the installation of the 64 slice CT scan and digital mammogram alone is worth about 3 million ringgit.
It is very unlikely that we will ever see the return of our investment.
However, with the encouragement of YB Dato Sri Wong and the support and trust of the Sibu people, we would like to tell you this: it is worth it.
We owe it to all of you to give the best we can.
That is also the reason why we are so fortunate that Dr. Annuar, who is an expert in cardiac imaging, has taken up our invitation to join us, so that the people of Sibu can now fully utilize the benefit of 64 slice CT scan.
Rejang Medical Centre will continue to strive to be the centre of excellence for private healthcare in the region. We will continue to expand, to bring in new facilities and to attract young and gifted doctors and paramedics to come to Sibu to serve our people. This has been and will always be our pledge.
YB Dato Sri Wong, thank you once again for your advice and encouragement.
And YB Dr. Annuar, welcome to our team.