Healthcare to build momentum post-pandemic

admin 2022年07月04日 社会 30 0


Left to right: Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh, president and managing Director of KPJ Healthcare; Datuk Dr Haji Noor Azmi Ghazali, Deputy Minister of Health I; and Datuk Dr Zaki Morad, the chairman of the organising committee at the launch of KPJ Healthcare Conference 2022

KUALA LUMPUR: Consumers expect industry leaders to leverage the momentum created during the pandemic to propel the healthcare industry forward, said KPJ Healthcare Bhd president and managing director Datuk Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh.

"For KPJ, this also means ramping up our digitalisation efforts, ensuring we maintain quality care and service to all our patients across our network of hospitals, and more importantly, staying agile with the ability to shift gears to meet the evolving needs,” he added.

Mohd Shukrie was speaking at KPJ Healthcare's annual KPJ Healthcare Conference 2022, which brought together key decision-makers, healthcare professionals, and specialist consultants at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

He noted that the event was an opportunity for healthcare professionals to convene and tap into each other’s expertise as they work together towards the common goal of strengthening Malaysia’s healthcare system.



Themed, “The Pandemic: Now and What Next?”, the conference, which was in its 23rd year, was held physically for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Notable speakers included Tan Sri Dr Jemilah Mahmood, executive director of Sunway Centre for Planetary Health in Malaysia; Azran Osman Rani, CEO and Co-founder of Naluri; Datuk Dr Musa Mohd Nordin, consultant paediatrician and neonatologist, KPJ Damansara; Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Lokman Saim, vice chancellor and dean of the Graduate School of Medicine, KPJ University College; Dr Mohd Lutfi Fadil Lokman, executive director of Hospitals Beyond Boundaries; Raja Eileen Soraya Raja Aman, partner in Rajam Daryll & Loh; and Dr Naseem Ghazali from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals, NHS Trust, to name but a few.

Officiating the programme, Deputy Minister of Health I Datuk Dr Haji Noor Azmi Ghazali said there needed to be a thorough review and enhancement of public-private partnerships.

“A close partnership between sectors will only benefit Malaysians as we increase treatment options for our lower and middle-income groups, as well as ensure continuity of care, particularly for patients with chronic diseases.

"This is also in line with the Strategic Framework of the Ministry of Health to maintain a world-class healthcare system, yet affordable and accessible to all," he said.