Penang, Malaysia, 5 November 2019 – Linde Malaysia (“Linde”), a member of Linde plc, a world-leading industrial gases and engineering company, has extended the roll-out of its unique mobile oxygen solution, CONOXIA®, to hospitals in the northern region of Malaysia. The medical gas solution aims to raise the benchmark of patient-care experience in the northern region, an aspect valued by local patients and medical tourists.
“We are thrilled to support the growth of Malaysia’s healthcare sector with the expansion of CONOXIA® to customers in the northern region. Hospitals, medical professionals and care givers in the northern region of Malaysia will thrive with the assurance of Linde as a reliable, innovative and quality medical gas solutions partner, backed by 60 years of experience in the industry,” said Linde Malaysia Managing Director, Anuj Sharma.
Malaysia, particularly Penang, continues to gain momentum in enhancing the quality of healthcare through innovative technology and best practices. This has placed the island-state on the global map, attracting the interest of patients from around the world. According to data from the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC), Malaysia is among the most travelled destinations for medical tourism with 1.2 million medical tourists visiting Malaysia in 2018. Within Malaysia, Penang is the top medical tourism destination, generating 40 to 50 percent of the country's medical tourism income. In 2017 alone, Penang’s healthcare industry generated some RM500 million (US$165 million) in revenue.
”Penang continues to shine in medical tourism. The state’s popularity in the medical tourism industry has attracted many visitors for treatment in line with our aspiration to make Penang an ideal health tourism hub. This has been possible through smart collaborations between the private and public sectors as sharers of knowledge, technology and innovation. This greatly helps to advance the competitiveness of the healthcare industry, and in turn benefits patients. I encourage more parties to step forward and work with us through such collaborations that essentially drive economic growth and enhance quality of life in line with the state government's Penang 2030 Vision,” said Penang Chief Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Chow Kon Yeow.
Understanding the evolving needs of Malaysia’s healthcare sector, Linde taps into its dynamic global experience and technology to develop innovative medical gas solutions tailored to match the market’s unique requirements. Its innovation for the sector, CONOXIA®, is a medical gas solution packaged in a light weight mobile oxygen aluminium cylinder with a state-of-the-art Linde Integrated Valve (LIV®). The LIV® is an integrated regulator which controls the flow of oxygen and enables a care giver to dispense CONOXIA® to patients safely and with ease. Weighing under six kilogrammes, it is the lightest medical oxygen cylinder available in Malaysia. CONOXIA® is well positioned to bring convenience and cost-effectiveness as a medical gas solution of choice for healthcare professionals in hospital settings, and those in emergency care such as ambulances, as well as homecare patients.
With the introduction of CONOXIA®, hospitals in the northern region will benefit from Linde’s end-to-end supply chain from production, quality control, packaging, storing and distribution – which comply with pharmaceutical standards, ensuring gas quality and reliability, and patient safety. “We believe everyone has a role to play in helping the local healthcare sector grow on par with global standards. Linde is pleased to actively contribute our global experience, best practices and technology to Malaysia’s healthcare sector as it progresses towards dispensing world class medical care,” Sharma added.
Linde officially announced the introduction of CONOXIA® to the northern region at the Penang Adventist Hospital, Georgetown, witnessed by Penang Chief Minister, Yang Amat Berhormat Chow Kon Yeow.
Linde is a leading industrial gases and engineering company with 2018 pro forma sales of USD 28 billion (EUR 24 billion). The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders. The company is making our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world.
For more information, visit Linde at www.linde.com
About Linde Malaysia
Linde has been present in Malaysia since 1960. A leading industrial gas supplier in Malaysia with close to 60 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 manufactures 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 about the company, visit www.linde.com.my
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