Friday, July 16, 2010

Columbia Asia opens 7th hospital at Afiat Healthpark

JOHOR BAHRU: Malaysian-based international healthcare provider, Columbia Asia has opened its seventh hospital in the country at Afiat Healthpark in Nusajaya.

Developed at a cost of RM70 million, the hospital is the first to be in operation in an area tailored specifically for healthcare services in Iskandar Malaysia.

A full service community hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital targets at middle-income families within a 15km radius of'' the hospital.
"Columbia Asia is well positioned to become the preferred choice for employers, insurance companies and middle-income earners here," said CEO of Columbia Asia Hospitals in Malaysia, Kelvin Tan.

Speaking at a media briefing yesterday, Tan said the hospital was working closely with insurance companies to ensure reasonable medical charges for patients.

Apart from Nusajaya, there are six other Columbia Asia hospitals in operation in Malaysia ' in Seremban, Taiping, Miri, Bintulu, Shah Alam and Puchong.

Columbia Asia is 30%-owned by the Employees Provident Fund and 70% by Columbia Asia Healthcare Sdn Bhd. ' Bernama

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