BP acquires Sime Darby’s day-care facility

KUALA LUMPUR - BP Healthcare Group, Malaysia’s leading healthcare provider, has bought Sime Darby Specialist Centre Megah facility in Petaling Jaya.

BP Healthcare deputy chairman and group finance and investment director Chevy Beh said that acquisition is significant move for the group in line with its vision of having a chain of BP Hospitals.

He added that the latest transactions will help the group achieve its target of establishing 15 specialist centres over the next three years.

The purchase marks the first ever acquisition by BP Healthcare that has thrived on organic growth since it started as a medical laboratory in Ipoh some 30 years ago, before growing into a leading integrated healthcare group.

The day-care facility with three operating theatres and radiology services located in Taman Megah will be renamed BP Specialist Centre Taman Megah.

It is located close to three other BP facilities in Petaling Jaya, one in Sea Park and two in Damansara Utama, making it convenient for patient referrals.

According to Beh, BP Healthcare treats four million patients a year and the number is growing.

The specialist centres offer a variety of services and procedures including gastroscopy, CT scan, mammogram, ENT (ear, nose and throat), family medicine, hearing and dental.

The facilities would be further expanded to include X-ray, ultrasound, laboratory and pharmacy services, Beh said.

The BP Healthcare group currently has four specialist centres with three in the Klang Valley — Glenmarie (Shah Alam), Cheras (Kuala Lumpur) and Bukit Tinggi (Klang) — and a fourth in Ipoh (Perak) where the group is headquartered.

The group is also Southeast Asia’s largest medical diagnostic chain, with over 100 outlets in Malaysia and a joint venture in Indonesia with the well-known Ciputra Group.

Source: Business Times

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