Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Blast from the Past: Establishment of IKM (Institut Kanser MAKNA) - PPUKM (Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)

Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaysia (PPUKM)

MAKNA's vision of setting up a centre to care for and treat cancer patients was materialised when Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) signed a memorandum of understanding with MAKNA to establish Institut Kanser MAKNA-PPUKM or IKM-PPUKM. 

The working relationship was established on 19 April 1999 and since then, the centre has been in existence for 14 years, providing accessible, affordable and quality treatment to those seeking treatment at the centre. 

Wad Onkologi Tengku Ampuan Afzan

IKM-PPUKM consists of Wad Onkologi Tengku Ampuan Afzan, sub-basement radiotherapy and a stem cell transplant Unit (formerly bone marrow transplant unit) and today the latter continues to be one of the largest and very limited transplant units in the country.

The funding of the centre is supported by MAKNA where all patients’ treatment is subsidised, with patients paying nominal charges. Besides operating the ward, MAKNA also has full-time employees at the centre conducting researches on cancer. To-date, the centre has treated 96,476 patients.

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