Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew in his capacity as Chairman of PJSC Board of Directors (C) with Executive Director of PJSC Dr Haji Mazrul Adimin Haji Awg Besar (L) and Vice President of Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group Dr Sadayoshi Watanabe. Image: Courtesy of PJSC

Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) recently signed an agreement with Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group (STHG) of Japan at the Ministry of Finance and Economy in Jalan Menteri Besar.

In a press statement from PJSC, it said that the partnership will support the centre in achieving health-related targets, advance value-based innovation where possible and enhance the quality of medical and healthcare services under its portfolio.

This move, it added, is in line with PJSC’s vision to be a leading and innovative specialised medical centre especially in the field of cancer and its treatment.

The Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC). Image: Ridhwan Kamarulzaman

PJSC is a specialised health care provider which consists of three specialised medical service centres namely; The Brunei Cancer Center (TBCC), Brunei Neuroscience Stroke & Rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC) and Maxillofacial, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Centre (MFPRSC) that are equipped with state-of-the-art medical and rehabilitative care facilities.

The esteemed Japanese guests from STHG had the opportunity to visit and tour the centres during their visit to the sultanate.

Meanwhile, Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group (STHG) is a conglomerate of medical and social welfare service corporations in Japan.

Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew in his capacity as Chairman of PJSC Board of Directors (C) with the representatives from PJSC and STHG. Image: Courtesy of PJSC

In recent years, STHG pioneered the development of Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Center and the world’s first accelerator-based BNCT (Boron Neutron Capture Therapy) Research Center to become a critical care center for local and international patients.

Signing the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of PJSC was Executive Director of PJSC Dr Haji Mazrul Adimin Haji Awg Besar, and for Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group (STHG) was Vice President of Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group Dr Sadayoshi Watanabe.

In attendance to witness the signing were Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of Finance and Economy II YB Dato Seri Setia Dr Hj Mohd Amin Liew in his capacity as Chairman of PJSC Board of Directors and Senior Advisor at STHG and President of the International Health Care Foundation Professor Kanichi Seto. – Analisa Amu

Southern TOHOKU Hospital Group building in Japan. Source: STHG website

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