Mahkota Medical Centre gets RM6 million cancer imaging tool

MELAKA: Around 100 000 Malaysians suffer from cancer every year, where it is estimated that one in four people will develop the disease by age 75.

Mahkota Medical Centre (MMC) chief executive officer Stanley Lam said early detection, accurate diagnosis and precise treatments can result in better outcomes and survival rates.

“It is our hospital’s mission to provide quality healthcare solutions to improve the quality of our patients,” he said during the launch of Positron Emmission Tomography (PET-CT) service at MMC on Thursday.

The PET-CT is the first imaging unit available for the public in the state of Melaka and Negri Sembilan.

After investing approximately RM6 million for the PET-CT imaging centre, the hospital now provides a more comprehensive cancer care with better diagnose to enable early detection and better treatment.

Since the year 2000, MMC has been supporting the government to offer subsidised rates to refferals from the government hospital.

“Mahkota Cancer Centre is one of the hospital’s 10 Centres of Excellences where cancer treatment services started in 1994, and it has served more than 19,000 patients,” he said.

He also hoped that this service will not only benefit Malaysians, but also to enchance Melaka’s healthcare facilities to attract more medical tourist.

“To-date, MMC sees more than 80 000 foreign patients per year and will continue promote medical tourism through our network of 16 representative offices in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore,” he said.

Source: New Straits Times