HEALTH COOPERATION: (JP/P.J. Leo)
The Mayapada business group is set to jump-start an expansion of its healthcare services in Jakarta in cooperation with the National Healthcare Group (NHG), which manages 10 hospitals and medical centers in Singapore, under an agreement signed in Jakarta on Thursday.
The Mayapada Healthcare Group is to receive NHG technical assistance on designing and developing healthcare centers in Indonesia and training nurses and doctors in Singapore.
"This cooperation will accelerate the development of our healthcare service centers initially in Jakarta and later in Surabaya and Bali," said Tahir (left in the picture), chairman of the Mayapada Business Group, which operates in financial services including property and retail, owning duty-free shops in Jakarta and Bali, with publicly-listed Bank Mayapada as its flagship.
Mayapada is a new player in the healthcare service industry. It recently acquired Honoris Hospital in Tangerang, which is being modernized and expanded into what Tahir hopes will become "one of the best hospitals in town."
Mayapada is also building a 1,500-bed hospital in the Lebak Bulus area, Jakarta.
"But we also will soon open a day-surgery and specialist clinic in a 13,000 square meter property in the Kelapa Gading area, which will provide specialist treatments in areas including liver, cancer, cardiology, pediatrics, women care, neurology and orthopedics starting later this year," Tahir said.
NHG Chairman Lim Suet Wun (right in the picture) said his public healthcare group, one of the largest in Singapore, managed ten hospitals and health care centers in Singapore, including the National University Hospital, Alexandra Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, John Hopkins Singapore International Medical Center, the Hearth Institute and the Cancer Institute.
"Our broad experience and technical expertise will greatly help Mayapada Healthcare Group expand and modernize its facilities in Indonesia," Lim said.
Tahir said many Indonesians went to Singapore for medical treatment and health check ups.
"What we are developing in cooperation with NHG will enable them to get similar healthcare services right here in Jakarta."