The Sultan of Johor, His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar launched the Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Centre alongside Permaisuri Johor, Raja Zarith Sofiah Sultan Idris Shah, Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail and his wife, Che’ Puan Khaleeda Bustamam, Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris, Tunku Puteri Johor Tunku Tun Aminah, Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman, Tunku Putera Johor Tunku Abu Bakar and the rest of the royal family.
The construction of Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Centre, which will start by the third quarter of this year, is expected to commence operations by end of 2020.
To be built in Iskandar Puteri led by Singapore-headquartered healthcare specialist – Asian American Medical Group (AAMG), the cancer centre will have a built-up area of about 14,000 square metres with ambulatory cancer facility comprising 30 day beds.
“My family and I will continue with Tunku Abdul Jalil’s dream and we will ensure that Almarhum’s legacy is continued. We will do our best to help and support as many cancer patients as possible,” said His Majesty.
AAMG Executive Chairman Datuk Dr Tan Kai Chah said Phase 1 of the centre will see a gross development value (GDV) of RM300 million and would be able to treat up to 7,000 patients a year.