The most advanced SOCSO rehabilitation centre in Perak

By: Zaki Salleh

The construction of the Social Security Organisation’s (PERKESO) National Neuro-Robotic and Cybenics Rehabilitation Centre in Meru Raya City is progressing smoothly and on schedule.

Expected to be completed in 2024, it will be the most advanced rehabilitation centre with modern treatment technology.

Minister of Human Resources, V. Sivakumar said the project is currently in the second phase of construction, which is the superstructure or 11.86 percent completion.

According to him, the first phase was developed on a land area of ​​38.47 acres which covers 11 blocks with a gross floor area of ​​929,909.22 square feet.

“It will become the best National Rehabilitation Centre in Malaysia and a hub for the largest neuro-robotic services not only in the Southeast Asian region but around the world.

“This rehabilitation centre will also be a Centre of Excellence for PERKESO’s Rehabilitation and Return To Work programmes at the global level,” he said.

He said this at a press conference after an official working visit to the project construction site this morning.

Sivakumar was then briefed on the progress of the project by the lead architect consultant in a briefing session at Hotel Casuarina@Meru.

Also present was the Chief Executive of SOCSO, Dato’ Sri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed and SOCSO Board Member, Tan Sri Mohd Annuar Zaini.

Construction work on the rehabilitation centre began after the groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 11, 2022.

The centre is capable of accommodating 700 patients at a time and will be equipped with the latest robotics technology facilities such as neurorobotic treatment and Cybernics from Japan.

The facilities and services that will be provided, focus on holistic medical and vocational rehabilitation, based on the concept of lifelong rehabilitation.

This is the second national rehabilitation centre after the PERKESO Tun Razak Rehabilitation Centre in Melaka.

Sivakumar added that this rehabilitation centre project will generate a significant impact in terms of socio-economics and state development with the creation of many job opportunities.

“It also contributes to the development of human capital, the development of health tourism and quality health facilities for the welfare and well-being of the people.

“This centre also offers treatment to overseas patients, such as regional ones, thus driving health tourism,” he said.

Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button