Sunday, January 11, 2009

ISSUE WITH MALAYSIAKINI: Institut Jantung Negara

It warms my heart when IJN issue was swept beyond the shore. With Malaysiakini, lets share and scrutinize whats all the huhas on IJN. On hindsight, I think IJN is one shortest national issue, it dies off as quick as its emergence...

2. IJN is meant for people with heart problems. Lets understand what IJN has to offer.

IJN offers you hope, hope that our services will provide the optimal outcome you seek for your heart condition.

We offer a wide variety of treatment options for heart conditions ranging from the simplest hole in the heart requiring simple surgery to the most complex heart failure needing transplantation. With the expertise and experience of our consultants coupled with the support of a specially-trained staff that is sensitive and compassionate in manner, you can be confident you will receive one of the very best care available. You should expect no less.

In delivering care, we have a team of consultant physicians that has always been innovative in introducing the latest and most effective techniques in the treatment of heart patients for both interventional cardiology procedures as well as heart surgeries.

Our vast array of treatments includes angiogram and angioplasty procedures via radial artery, implantation of AICDs, minimally invasive surgeries, stent implantations, endoscopic vein harvesting, off-pump surgery, bypass surgery on 'awake' patients and implantation of mechanical heart assist device which are now already available at IJN.

Our care and treatment encompass complete cardiac rehabilitation programmes which include physical and emotional support and diet counseling.

Our range of services include:

Outpatient treatments

Outpatient Treatments covers referrals as well as new and follow-up cases for cardiology and cardiothoracic patients.

Inpatient Treatments

Inpatient Treatments ministers patients with unstable angina, myocardial infarction, heart failure and interventional cardiology procedures for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, heart surgeries for open heart, closed-heart and thoracic and heart transplantations.

Allied Health Services

Allied Health Services covers cardiac rehabilitation, diet counseling and cardiopulmonary resuscitation programmes.

Executive Screening Programmes

As part of our heart disease prevention agenda, IJN's Executive Screening Programmes offer a complete and comprehensive medical examination with emphasis on the heart.

[refer: Institut Jantung Negara :: National Heart Institute]

3. Lets end this short note by reading what Sime Darby has to say .....

Sime Darby Bhd has called off its bid
to buy a majority stake in
the National Heart Institute (IJN).

The company said the decision was made after taking into consideration public sentiment and feedback on the takeover plan since the Government announced that it had deferred its decision to allow Sime Darby to begin negotiations with the Finance Ministry to take a 51% stake in IJN. [Sime Darby cancels IJN takeover bid Malaysia Star, Malaysia ]