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New specialist medical centre opens in Tawau

12th August, 2020

TAWAU: A new high tech medical centre opened its doors to the public here yesterday.

Called the Tawau Specialist Medical Centre (TSMC), it aimed to serve the needs of the people of Tawau, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, the interior of Sabah as well as the neigbouring populations of Philippines and Indonesia.

The 122-bed hospital in the heart of Tawau, is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment including 1.5 T MRI, 124 Slices CT Scan, Gribbles Blood Test Laboratory and Dialysis Centre.

The RM125 million TSMC will be a full-fledged hospital with maternity, surgery, orthopedic, internal medicine, spine, cardiology, gastroenteritis, dermatology, plastic surgery ENT as well as radiology services.

And, it also has four very advanced operating theatres and Physio Therapy Department equipped with David USA equipment, as well as Hill Rom beds regarded as the best hospital beds in the world. Outside, there is a huge car park for 500 vehicles.

TSMC chairman Datuk Kour Nam Ngum said: “This medical centre is for the public. The people who walk through our doors are VIPs. All are important to us and we will provide the best patient care possible.”

Kour expressed confidence that TSMC could transform Tawau into a medical tourism destination as the district was strategically located within the BIMP-EAGA region where private hospital care and medical services were much needed.

A five-day Open Day till August 15 will be held in conjunction with the medical centre’s opening yesterday. Free tests, tour of the facilities, video presentations and meet-and-greet sessions with doctors are among the activities at TSMC during the Open Day. – By NAZRINI BADARUN

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