KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, 18 January, 2017 – Linde EOX Sdn Bhd (Linde), a subsidiary of Linde Malaysia Sdn Bhd and a member of The Linde Group, today marked the start of an important collaboration with JKNS to provide medical gases and upgrade related facilities at all public hospitals in the state of Sarawak.
Ms Lim Chwee Foon, Head of Healthcare Asia Pacific for Linde, said, “We are excited about the growth of the healthcare industry in East Malaysia. Linde has just started construction of a new air separation production plant in Bintulu which will double our supply capacity in East Malaysia. When completed, a third of the gases produced at this plant will cater to the increase in demand from hospitals in this region.”
She added, “At the same time, we are looking to invest further in upgrading related medical gases infrastructure in the hospitals. Linde will introduce new medical products and solutions, as well as training and development programmes which will support the national objective of improving public access to high quality healthcare.”
Through this collaboration, Linde will introduce its proprietary digital technology which monitors the real time usage and supply of medical oxygen. This will help to optimise productivity of healthcare resources and increase operational efficiency, which will bring significant benefits to hospitals and patients.
Later this year, Linde plans to introduce CONOXIA ®, a new medical oxygen product that is packaged in an innovative, light weight cylinder with the Linde Integrated Valve to East Malaysia. Weighing under six kilogrammes, the cylinder is the lightest medical oxygen cylinder available in Malaysia.
Medical gases such as medical oxygen and nitrous oxide are essential lifelines for all the hospitals as they are used extensively in intensive care units, operating theatres, and emergency rooms. Linde’s investment in the upgrade of medical gas equipment and facilities will help public sector hospitals achieve a consistent standard in the daily use and management of medical gases as well as assurance of product quality, which is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) compliant.
Today’s event was graced by YAB Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Johari, the newly appointed Chief Minister of Sarawak, Dr. Jamilah Binti Hashim, Director of JKNS and representatives from the public healthcare sector.
About Linde Malaysia
Linde Malaysia, a member of The Linde Group, has been present in Malaysia since 1960. A leading industrial and medical gases supplier in Malaysia with more than 55 years of experience in the industry, it combines local knowledge with global expertise and resources in the areas of technology, research and development, gas applications, engineering and best operating practices.
Linde Malaysia is the specialist in the provision of total gas solutions to a variety of industries. It manufacture and distribute industrial, specialty and medical gases and provide a range of related services including installation of gas equipment, pipelines and associated engineering services. In addition, it supplies packaged chemicals, welding and consumables products.
For more information see www.linde.com.my.
About Linde Healthcare
Linde Healthcare is a global leader specialising along an integrated respiratory care path. It combines pharmaceutical gases, medical devices, services and clinical care into solutions with the patient in mind. Its products and services make a difference in the lives of its patients and to its healthcare partners in the care continuum from hospital to home. A global business unit of The Linde Group, it is present in over 60 countries and generated revenues of EUR 3.665 bn in 2015.
For more information, visit Linde Healthcare online at www.linde-healthcare.com
About The Linde Group
In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of EUR 17.944 bn, making it the largest gases and engineering company in the world with approximately 64,500 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment – in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.
For more information, see The Linde Group online at www.linde.com