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Rusatom Healthcare and Asian American Medical Group sign MoU to Develop Nuclear Medical Centre in Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

Press Service of Rusatom International Network, PUBLISHED 26.09.2018

ROSATOM, through its subsidiary, Rusatom Healthcare, and Australian Securities Exchange-listed Asian American Medical Group (AAMG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a Nuclear Medical Centre in Johor Bahru in Malaysia, bordering Singapore.

The MoU was signed at the 9th Session of the High-Level Russia-Singapore Inter-Governmental Commission in Singapore by AAMGs Executive Chairman Dato Dr. Tan Kai Chah and Mr. Egor Simonov, Director of Rosatom South East Asia.Both sides affirmed their interest to jointly implement a plan to develop a Nuclear Medicine Centre which may include Radionuclide Diagnostics department, Radionuclide Treatment department, Electron Beam Treatment department and a Cyclotron and Radiochemical complex.

Last April, Singapore-based AAMG announced that it intends to set up the Tunku Laksamana Cancer Center, an advanced cancer treatment centre in Malaysias Johor state. The project has received the strong support of His Majesty Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, the Sultan of Johor, one of 13 states in Malaysia.

Asian American Radiation & Oncology (AARO), an AAMG division headed by Dr. Daniel Tan Yat Harn, was established in 2015 as Singapores first independent clinic to offer radiation and oncology services. AARO also provides advisory and management services in Russia and Myanmar.

This is a big step were taking towards potentially improving sustainability, accessibility and efficiency of healthcare for oncological patients in the region. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 1.2 million lives in Southeast Asia were lost to cancer in 2012 and that number is predicted to increase by 40% by 2030. With these alarming statistics, private companies like AAMG aim actively at improving the situation. Rusatom Healthcares expertise in nuclear medical technologies will ensure the center offers state of the art healthcare services in cancer treatment, research and education, said Mr. Egor Simonov.Image 2018.jpeg

AAMGs Dato Dr. Tan, a renowned liver surgeon who believes that modern nuclear medicine can help address the scourge of cancer in the region, said: Nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat cancer victims has become increasingly popular in Southeast Asia in recent years. The understanding, effectiveness and safety aspects of nuclear medicine have also improved considerably. The proposed nuclear medicine centre, which can serve patients from Malaysia as well as neighboring Singapore, can position Johor as a leading medical destination with the best oncological care in the region.

Topics: Rosatom, Asia

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