The expansion will include a seven-storey medical block that will offer "comprehensive medical facilities and healthcare services", CEO Pan Wen Lek shared.
Malaysia's Pantai Hospital (Penang), part of healthcare company IHH Healthcare, has designated RM200mn to enhance its building, facilities, and services to "serve patients across Penang and beyond".
As well, the expansion will see the creation of "close to" 1,000 job opportunities in the hospital for residents in Penang.
According to Bernama's report, Pan Wen Lek, CEO, Pantai Hospital (Penang) shared that as part of the expansion, there will be a seven-storey medical block, 1,636 sqm wide, that will offer "comprehensive medical facilities and healthcare services" aimed to support "both local and medical tourists".
Regarding the location of the medical block, Pan said: "The expansion will be at the open carpark area, behind the medical blocks, and will encompass a total of 307 beds and 440 carpark bays."
The medical block will be part of the hospital's first phase of expansion, and is slated to be operationally ready by the fourth quarter of 2024.
In related news, IHH Healthcare recently acted upon its commitment to reduce the brand's carbon footprint.
The workforce at Pantai Hospital (Sungai Petani) collaborated with local authorities to be part of a tree-planting programme in which the team planted 450 mangrove saplings – one of the natural methods to control carbon dioxide levels – on the banks of Sungai Merbok.