A specialist hospital with a resort concept, Hospital Pakar Hang Tuah, will be built in Ayer Keroh here with an estimated cost of RM150 million.
Melaka Chief Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam, said work on the 12-storey hospital with 120 rooms will soon start on an one-hectare site with the completion date due in 2013.
The hospital will be built by Anggun Diversified Sdn Bhd, a Sarawak based property developer.
"Besides the various facilities of a specialist hospital, the building will also feature a swimming pool, recreational park and a rooftop helicopter pad," he told reporters.
PKNM was represented by its Chief Executive Officer Datuk Yusof Jantan while Anggun Diversified was represented by its Managing Director Jeffery Lai Upeng.
Mohd Ali said the hospital would be able to attract more medical tourists to the state.
Meanwhile, Anggun Diversified's Chairman Datuk Yahya Bujang said that among the considerations made for the building of the resort-like hospital was accommodation for caretakers who accompany patients checking into the hospital.
The hospital would offer various specialist services including cardiology. - Bernama