Private hospital with investment of RM860 mil to be built in KL Wellness City
22 Feb 2023
A private hospital, KL International Hospital (KLIH), will be built in the KL Wellness City here, with a proposed investment of RM860 million.
Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and KL Wellness City, in a joint statement on Tuesday, said KLIH was scheduled to begin operation in the first quarter of 2026, creating over 3,000 job opportunities.
“The 624-bed hospital, with potential expansion to 1,000 beds, will offer a fully comprehensive and integrated ecosystem of healthcare services including wellness and fitness facilities,” it said.
According to the statement, the proposed hospital will be equipped with cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art medical equipment such as 22 operating theatres (OT), including hybrid angio and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) OT and robotic surgery.
The KLIH project was announced at a event media which was hosted by KL Wellness City and jointly officiated by MIDA chief executive officer Datuk Arham Abdul Rahman and KL Wellness City managing director Datuk Dr Colin Lee.
Meanwhile, Arham said the KLIH project would bring economic benefits to the country in terms of creating high-quality jobs, with 95% of them going to Malaysians.
“They include 460 medical specialists and doctors, 1,972 nurses, and 278 allied health professionals such as physiotherapists, radiographers, medical technologists, pharmacists and technicians as well as increasing supply for quality healthcare and medical expertise.
“Eventually, it will contribute towards making Malaysia a medical tourism hub in the region,” he added.
He said the government through MIDA had provided incentives for the healthcare sector, including tax deductions and support for selected hospitals, to make it more regionally competitive and appealing to investors.
To date, MIDA has approved incentives to 86 private healthcare facilities with a total investment of RM11.2 billion, creating over 18,000 job opportunities.