SGH listed as 22nd best M’sian hospital by Newsweek

File photo of the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) in Kuching.

By DayakDaily Team

KUCHING, April 22: Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) is listed as one of the top 28 Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals 2024 for Malaysia.

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Dr Sim Kui Hian congratulated SGH for securing the 22nd spot in the list alongside three more public hospitals namely Kuala Lumpur Hospital (fourth place), Putrajaya Hospital (26th place) and University Malaya Medical Centre (16th place).

“Not only SGH is one of four public hospitals but the only hospital on the island of Borneo (listed) in (the) top 28!

“This unexpected achievement is only possible because of the 5,000 medical and paramedical staffs with another 500 private supporting staffs who have been doing their job beyond the call of duty with infective enthusiasm, passion, dedication, sacrifices, despite the three to 10 times less remunerations but three to 10 times more workload compared to private hospitals, professionalism in their job with integrity!” he said in a Facebook post today.

Dr Sim’s Facebook post congratulating SGH for being listed in Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals 2024. Photo credit: Dr Sim’s Facebook page.

Dr Sim who is also Sarawak Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government (MPHLG) further called on the public to continue giving their support to SGH so that it can continue to excel beyond expectations despite facing limitations due to financial constraints.

Subsequently, he stressed that the federal government needs to increase spending to five per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) as rightly stated in the Health White Paper.

Dr Sim said the Sarawak government will continue to play its role in the fight for the return of health autonomy under Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) and funding to accelerate federal projects in the State. — DayakDaily