Sunway Opens SunMed Clinic at Sunway Pyramid
New clinic to focus on serving students and medical research
PETALING JAYA, 20 November 2009 – Sunway Medical Centre (SunMed) has opened the SunMed Clinic at Sunway Pyramid in Bandar Sunway, an extension of the staff health / primary care services within the main hospital
The SunMed Clinic at Sunway Pyramid was set up for three main reasons, the primary one being to provide a more convenient and accessible clinic for the Sunway Group staff as well as the student population. There are currently more than 1,500 staff in corporate headquarters alone, and the clinic is a 5-minute walk from Menara Sunway. The new clinic will also serve the needs of the burgeoning student population of Sunway’s two Universities – Sunway University College and Monash University Malaysia. The clinic facility has been designed with the needs of medical education/teaching and clinical research in mind – supporting the needs of the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences of Monash University.
The clinic will provide services such as primary care and first aid care, chronic illness management, child health, diet and rehabilitation counselling, chest and soft tissue x-rays, basic ultrasound, ECG, Pap smear, and various screening programmes.
Earlier this year, SunMed signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Monash University to work towards the provision of teaching and research facilities for the students of the Monash Medical Schools. It is envisoned that the clinic at Sunway Pyramid will play a pilot role in the development of public health and chronic disease management policies and strategies; global health and local public health..
“The opening of the Pyramid Clinic is timely as this will be an avenue for the medical students and Monash faculty to study and conduct research in these areas of medicine which are key focus research areas of Monash University,” said Dr Chong Su-Lin, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway Medical Centre. We recognise that chronic diseases such as Diabetes Mellitus are becoming increasingly common. 14.9% of Malaysians have Diabetes Mellitus – one of the highest rates in the world.
“We are also discussing the potential of using this clinic as a training facility for postgraduate programmes that Monash University may wish to roll out in the future” she added.