16 Apr 2021 Graduates To Benefit From Memorandum Of Understanding Between IMU And SELGATE Healthcare
Bukit Jalil, 12 April 2021 – A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Selgate Healthcare Sdn Bhd (SELGATE Healthcare) and International Medical University (IMU) was signed here today with the aim to cater to the supply and demand of skilled and professional manpower in the areas of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and nursing, among others. This is also part of the initiatives to fulfil the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) of providing quality education and decent work and economic growth.
Present to sign the MoU at the University’s campus in Bukit Jalil are:
|Noor Hisham bin Mohd Ghouth||Executive Director, SELGATE Healthcare|
|Prof Abdul Aziz Baba||Vice-Chancellor, IMU|
|Dr Nurul Mu’az Omar||Managing Director and CEO, SELGATE Healthcare|
|Prof Toh Chooi Gait||Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement & Industrial Partnership, IMU|
The signing ceremony was also witnessed by representatives from SELGATE Healthcare and IMU.
|The synergistic collaboration will be led primarily in the areas of Human Capital Development, Community Engagement and Industrial Partnership, namely:|
|a) Human Capital Development where IMU provides support to SELGATE Healthcare’s manpower needs in terms of training and manpower preparation that may be undertaken via funded programmes. Among some of the programmes offered by IMU will include upskilling programmes such as Nurse aiders and Caregivers for local graduates seeking a career in the healthcare.|
|b) Both organisations will collaborate in community engagement activities to bridge the gap among communities through healthcare awareness programmes. These activities will include talks, workshops, and other sustainable practices.|
|c) As SELGATE Healthcare grows with large networks in healthcare services, it will provide internship and employment opportunities for IMU undergraduates in medicine, dental, pharmacy, and health sciences.|
“The healthcare industry is rapidly changing with the acceleration of technology. This partnership is timely as we continue to equip and upskill the healthcare workforce of today and tomorrow with skills that are relevant to meet the demands of the industry,” said Prof Abdul Aziz Baba, Vice-Chancellor, IMU.
“This collaboration is to reduce the unemployment rate of graduates and help improve the economy, especially in the health industry,” said Noor Hisham bin Mohd Ghouth, Executive Director, SELGATE Healthcare Sdn Bhd.
This memorandum of understanding will also benefit graduates from public and private institutes of learning, whom they will be trained by IMU. This is to prepare them for their next career path as “Nurse Assistants” through Selcare Nursing Sdn Bhd.
With the existence of this collaboration, the rate of unemployment will be reduced thus leading to a better economy.
SELCARE Nursing is a subsidiary of Selgate Healthcare Sdn Bhd which offers home care services in the fields of nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, general care and other disciplines for patients of all ages.
|About Selgate Healthcare Sdn Bhd|
|Selgate Healthcare is a subsidiary under Selgate Corporation Sdn Bhd which was established in 2016 as a starting point for the Selangor healthcare industry through four main businesses: Hospital operations, GP Clinic Network, and Third Party Healthcare Administrator (TPA) / Managed Care Organization (MCO) as well as exploring the technology industry through One Step.
SELGATE Healthcare Sdn Bhd has several key services such as SELCARE Nursing, SELCARE Diagnostics, SELCARE Dental, SELCARE Pharmacy, SELCARE Management, SELCARE Insurance, SELCARE Senior Living and SELANGKAH Ventures Sdn Bhd.
|About Selcare Nursing Sdn Bhd|
|SELCARE Nursing is a subsidiary of Selgate Healthcare Sdn Bhd which offers home care services in the fields of nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, general care and other disciplines for patients of all ages.
The services provided are affordable and of good quality according to the needs of the client which requires skilled nursing staff to evaluate, initiate and monitor nursing interventions.
Log on to selcare.com to know more.
|About International Medical University|
|Founded in 1992, the International Medical University (IMU) is Malaysia’s first full-fledged private medical and health sciences university. Today, the IMU offers 27 health professional programmes at pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Providing students the options to complete their degree in Malaysia or abroad, IMU has credit-transfer agreements in place with 32 prestigious universities in the world. In year 2020, IMU was awarded the QS 5 Stars Rating and the SETARA 2018/19 – Six Stars Rating under the Mature University category by the Ministry of Higher Education is for its second consecutive year. This is in addition to the self-accreditation status awarded by the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA). The self-accreditation status entitles a higher education provider (HEP) to accredit its programmes except for programmes that require accreditation and recognition of the relevant professional body. IMU is the only private Malaysian University in this category to receive these achievements.
As part of IMU’s vision in the creation of the IMU Academic Health Centre (AHC), IMU has expended its Healthcare arm from ambulatory care services including chiropractic and Chinese medicine services to building its own IMU Hospital. The IMU Hospital is targeted to open its services to the public by 2022. The AHC’s vision is to integrate education, research and healthcare for better educators, better researchers and better healthcare professionals – which will translate into better-equipped students and graduates and ultimately better patient care.