KOTA KINABALU: Gleneagles Hospital is seen as a partner for the government in reducing the burden of increasing number of patients faced by public hospitals.
The Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Aman, said the rising number of patients with chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and others is becoming a serious issue for government hospitals.
“With this hospital (Gleneagles), it hoped that it can help more patients despite there are still many who seek for treatment at government hospitals,” he said when launching the hospital’s opening ceremony, today.
Musa also said the 200 beds and high-tech equipments at the facility will ensure patients to receive a comfortable treatment.
The new hospital, he believes, will also cater the current market needs and increase options for medical services in the state, and make Sabah as one of the medical hub in the region.
The Chief Minister also the hospital is mainly staffed by locals who are prepared to give their services.
At the same time he also advised the public to practice healthy lifestyles by controlling stress, taking balanced diet, and do regular exercise.
Musa hopes private hospitals will also remain active in holding health screening programmes for the public. -SayangSabah