By Chris Teh
A seminar cum live surgery presentation by Ar-Ridzuan Medical Centre was held at Travelodge Hotel (formerly Heritage Hotel) on March 7 and 8.
Two hip and three knee replacement surgeries were featured. Lectures, in between and during the surgeries, touched on ways to conduct the operations. The latest technology in the medical field available to Malaysian practitioners, today and in the near future, was also discussed.
Guest speakers were Dr Tai Cheh Chin, resident surgeon from Ramsay Sime Darby Subang Jaya Orthopaedic and Peter Goodman from OrthAlign Inc, Australia.
In his opening speech, the director of operations of Ar-Ridzuan, Dr Muhammad Hadhrami said that the centre began its orthopaedic service in early 2019.
“We’re aiming to operate as a full-fledged hospital,” he stated. “Ar-Ridzuan has added other disciplines like general medicine, general surgery, haemodialysis and dermatology into its service.”
The medical centre is an entity under the Perak Islamic Religious Council and Malay Customs and is wholly owned by the Perak State Islamic Economic Development Corporation Sdn Bhd.
Since its inception in 2001, it was widely known among Perakeans as an Islamic-friendly maternity and child health care centre. It is located at Greentown Suria (Jalan Dato’ Ahmad Said), near Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun, Ipoh.
“Hopefully, with patronage by top surgeons in the field such as Dato’ Dr Suresh Chopra and Dr Loh Choong Sing and his team it’ll help establish Ar-Ridzuan as one of the best orthopaedic centres in Malaysia,” Hadhrami added.