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IJN’s new wing to be ready in 4 years; 120 beds to be added

LONDON — Oct. 16, 2018: A new wing of the National Heart Institute (IJN) is expected to be ready in four years, adding 120 beds to this government owned private hospital.

The new structure will sit on a two-hectare site next to the current building and will also have a paediatric clinic. Additionally it will have 900 parking bays. IJN presently has 1,250 parking bays.

According to chief executive Dtuk Seri Dr. Mohd. Azhari Yakub, IJN has seen overwhelming response from both local and foreign patients.

The hospital currently treats 70 per cent private patients and 30 per cent public patients and aims to have a 50:50 ratio between private and public patients over the next five years.

A majority of the foreign patients are from Indonesia but IJN has been seeing an increased in the number of patients from Myanmar and Vietnam.

From next year IJN hopes to embark on electronic medical records or EMR, a system that will integrate the various modules the hospital has and which will eventually make IJN a paperless hospital. — Bernama




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