Healthcare launches series of partnerships with local universities

Wednesday November 28, 2012

Signed pact: Beh (middle) shaking hands with Universiti Sains Malaysia vice chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Omar Osman after signing the MoU. With them are (from left) USM School of Computer Science dean Prof Dr Rosni Abdullah, BP Healthcare Group chairman Datuk Beh Chun Chuan and radiologist Dr Lim Aik Boon.


BP HEALTHCARE Group has launched a series of smart partnerships with local universities for students to gain invaluable practical experience and to jointly develop products and services.


The private healthcare provider signed a memoranda of understanding with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia in the audiology and radiology fields respectively.


With Universiti Putra Malaysia in the field of food testing while a fourth with another institution, to be announced soon, on dental.


“We believe it is part of our responsibility to help the next generation to improve their knowledge and gain experience in healthcare. By doing this, we are helping to get them ready for the job market,” said BP Healthcare deputy chairman Chevy Beh.


To add better value to the partnerships, associate professors of the respective fields would be allowed to practise in BP centres and joint research and development would be undertaken to create and commercialise new products and services.


The facilitation of training and sharing of experience is also part of its corporate social responsibility agenda to improve and maintain the health of the community, said Beh. who is also the Group’s Finance and Investment director.


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