BY: NORHAYATI UMOR
SHAH ALAM, DEC 1: His Royal Highness The Sultan of Selangor has assented to officiate the Shah Alam Hospital which was fully completed in August 2015.
Her Royal Highness Tengku Permaisuri Selangor, Tengku Permaisuri Norashikin accompanied him.
He also visited the health evolution exhibition, before visiting the paediatric ward to mingle with the children.
In his speech, he expressed his hopes that the hospital will be able to reduce congestion in other existing hospitals.
He said that citizens can now get the best treatments at lower and affordable costs.
“I am thankful that the long-awaited hospital is now completed and operational as planned.
“With the availability of this hospital, the public especially residents nearby, do not have to depend on the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang and University Malaya Medical Centre,” he said.
He was accompanied by Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali and wife, Datin Seri Shamsidar Tahrin.
Health Minister Dato’ Seri Dr S Subramaniam and Deputy Health Minister Dato’ Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya also accompanied His Majesty.
The hospital has registered a total of 107,135 patients from January until September, 2016.
The number consisted of 45,456 patients at the Specialist Clinics; and 61,679 who were admitted by the Emergency Department.
The patients warded were 16,439 with an average of 74.58% Bed Occupancy Rate (BOR).
The number of births recorded are 5,062 while 3,287 surgeries had been performed.
The Major Specialist Hospital accommodates 300 beds and 230 staff quarters.
It offers 14 specialities and is a secondary hospital.
Facilities include 244 beds for First, Second and Third Class Wards. 28 beds in NICU, 7 in ICU, 14 in HDW and 7 in CCU.
In addition, there are 10 operating theatres, 20 delivery rooms and 20 haemodialysis machines.
BY: NORHAYATI UMOR