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1- Borneo Medical Centre
2- Kuching Specialist Hospital
3- Normah Medical Specialist Centre
4- Sarawak International Medical Centre
5- Timberland Medical Centre

1- Borneo Medical Centre - Health Screening Packages Basic Rm 120

2- KPJ Kuching Specialist Hospital - General Screening Rm 240 - 300

3- Normah Medical Specialist Centre - Health Screening Basic Rm 230

4- Sarawak International Medical Centre - No Package - Rm 0.00

5- Timberland Medical Centre - Basic Packages Rm 200

Sarawak International Medical Centre

Floor area : 40,000 meter square, Cost : RM400million. State of the art cardiac centre, Cancer centre and Kidney centre.
SIMC is located at Kota Samarahan. (left turn at the round about before UNIMAS new campus entrance)

PROPOSAL to turn the long-delayed Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC) into a Heart and Cancer Departments of the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).
2010 April Dr Sim, former President of Malaysian Medical Association Sarawak branch
Convert SIMC into a cardiac and cancer centre:

Dr. George Chan Hong Nam
“As a quick measure to overcome the overcrowding of General Hospital, we have asked the prime minister to take over the Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC). There is demand and this is the best for the people.”
2009 June Dr. George Chan Hong Nam - Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister
SIMC private hospital to be sold off :

SIMCSIMC Sarawak International Medical CentreSarawak International Medical Centre

Health tourism was a lucrative business in many countries. There is market for health tourism in Kuching as many Indonesians come to the City for treatment.

The new Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC) supposed to start operational in 2008.

SIMC promises to offer locals a top class cardiac unit and is designed to meet the demands of a highly specialized modern health care facility equipped with the latest in medical equipment and information technology applications.

The project was contracted by Austria-based Vamed Engineering GMBH and Co KG and Sesco Engineering Sdn Bhd.

Vamed is a multi-national specialist hospital and also a healthcare contracting and service provider based in Vienna, Austria.

Vamed also projects provider for the National Heart Institute (IJN), Sungai Buluh Hospital and the Prince Court Medical Centre.
SIMC will operate as the sister facility to Normah Medical Specialist Centre but will provide broader range of treatments and services specializing in heart disease, kidney disease and cancer.
SIMC gives the highest standard and most modern medical facility and healthcare in Sarawak.
SIMC features a 3-storey medical block, an 8-storey ward tower that accommodates 200 beds, a 200-seat auditorium, 3 centres of excellence for treatment of cancer, heart and kidney diseases, 3 specialist outpatient clinics, 7 operating theatres (including a dedicated cardiac catheterization lab), a sophisticated imaging department, and modern laboratory and other supporting services.
Within walking distance to the new Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC) is the Midway Crescent Garden.
Midway Crescent Garden is a mixed 30-acre development project along the busy Stutong-Samarahan Expressway in Kota Samarahan.
The site enjoys easy access to Kuching city via Stutong and Tabuan Jaya townships.
Midway Crescent is the ideal working or studying base in Kota Samarahan - Sarawak's latest research and development centre.
Academic institutions based in this booming new township include
UNIMAS - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
University Technology Mara (UITM),
Industrial Training Institute (ILP)
TAR Teachers' Training College.
The History of Sarawak International Medical Centre (SIMC)
In 1994 the Sarawak state government commissioned USA's Mayo clinic to assess the feasibility of an international medical centre in Kuching.

The 2 years study revealed in 1996 that “… the timing and opportunity are right for such a medical centre. Among the findings was that there exists a large and unfulfilled need for specialty need and subspecialty medicare”.

Based on that recommendation, the project was approved by Sarawak government.

The project was launched in 1998 and expected to be completed within three years of the launch.
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