HPKK UKM renamed Hospital Tunku Ampuan Besar Tuanku Aishah Rohani

Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

KUALA LUMPUR – The Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital (HPKK UKM) was today renamed as Hospital Tunku Ampuan Besar Tuanku Aishah Rohani.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah expressed his appreciation to the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir, who is the UKM chancellor, and Tunku Ampuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud for attending the renaming ceremony at the said hospital.

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“The operations of this paediatric specialist hospital will further strengthen the sustainability of the multidisciplinary paediatric expertise for future generations,” he said.

He said HPKK UKM is equipped with various diagnostic facilities and has the latest treatments suitable for the health care of children of all ages.

“As a paediatric tertiary referral centre, HPKK UKM has a capacity of 243 patient beds,” said Dr Noor Hisham in his Facebook post which also displayed eight pictures of the proclamation ceremony.

Noor Hisham said the hospital has 575 staff comprising anaesthesiologists, internal medicine specialists, emergency physicians, medical officers, graduate medical officers, nurses and assistant medical officers.

He said the hospital was used as a COVID-19 hospital in June last year to cater for the critical bed needs in the Klang Valley.

Following this, HPKK received COVID-19 patients on June 17, 2021, and its operations helped to increase the capacity of hospital beds to 28 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 149 non-ICU beds, he also said.

He added that during HPKK UKM’s operations as a COVID-19 hospital, a total of 842 patients in categories four and five were treated there with most of them being referred from the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) Low-Risk COVID-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC).

HPKK UKM resumed its full services to children on Oct 15, he added.