KUALA LUMPUR – IIUM Medical Centre (IIUMMC) has been renamed as the Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre @IIUM with effect of 18 March.
The rebranding was made after getting the consent from Her Majesty, Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Sultan Iskandar, who is also the Chancellor of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
According to IIUM, the rebranding was made to commemorate the contribution of Almarhum Sultan Ahmad Shah Sultan Abu Bakar Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mu’adzam Shah in bringing the university as a higher learning institution in Malaysia. His Majesty was also the first Chancellor of IIUM for 35 years.
Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre @IIUM is one of the university teaching hospital in the country which started to provide healthcare services to the community since 2016.
The hospital was built in July 2012 on an 11-hectare land at the cost of RM416 million. It is also equipped with RM177 million worth of medical devices.
The healthcare facility has 350 beds, 15 specialist clinics, 20 surgery rooms, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Coronary Care Unit (CCU), Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and labour room.
The Sultan Ahmad Shah Medical Centre @IIUM is also a syariah compliant medical centre which practices the recommendations of Islam in treating patients, including guidelines on prayers and a building structure which faces the Qiblah.
The hospital also utilises the latest technology such as the Tesla MRI and CT Scan machines at its Radiology Department. –MalaysiaGazette