The Pantai Jerudong Specialist Centre (PJSC) wants more Bruneian patients to have their treatment at the centre instead of going abroad.
PJSC’s Executive Director Dr Hj Mazrul Adimin Hj Awang Besar said that the specialist centre wants to be more visible to the public as there are still a lack of awareness on its medical services to treat non-communicable diseases.
“There are still patients being sent for treatment overseas because they didn’t know they can get the same treatment here at PSJC,” said Dr Hj Mazrul (pictured) during the centre’s second “We Care” event on Saturday.
The event was held to promote PSJC’s state-of-the-art medical services to over 80 companies and government agencies.
Dr Hj Mazrul said PSJC provides treatments for severe health complications like cancer and stroke, as well as provides facial reconstruction surgeries and treatment.
He added that although the cost of treatment are similar to the treatment centres overseas, patients would not have to bear additional travel and accommodation costs should they choose to have their treatment here.
“They could also be surrounded by their friends and families which could help speed up their recovery,” the executive director said.
Dr Hj Mazrul said the PJSC plans to organise an “open hospital” event in the near future to help boost the centre’s visibility to the public.
Located next to the Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC), PJSC currently hosts three sub-centres; the Brunei Neuroscience, Stroke and rehabilitation Centre (BNSRC), the Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) and Maxillofacial, Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre (MFPRSC).
In a previous interview, Dr Hj Mazrul said that the establishment of PJSC in 2016 was aimed at shifting Bruneian dependence on overseas medical treatments to local healthcare institution.
Besides improving Brunei’s medical capabilities, it is also aimed at helping the government and the public to reduce their medical costs, as they no longer have to send their patients overseas.
The Bruneian | BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN