Malaysia top med­i­cal sup­plier in OIC: min­is­ter

The China Post - - BUSINESS INDEX & -

Malaysia is the lead­ing sup­plier of med­i­cal equip­ment among the 56-mem­ber Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion (OIC).

Deputy Min­is­ter for Health Datuk Seri Dr. Hilmi Yahya said OIC mem­ber states sup­plied 4 per­cent med­i­cal equip­ment to the world and out of that per­cent­age, Malaysia man­u­fac­tured 90 per­cent of the to­tal.

“The statis­tic is based on a re­port re­leased by OIC last year.

“Our med­i­cal equip­ment sup­plied to the world mar­ket in­cludes ma­chines and hos­pi­tal fur­ni­ture,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to Dr. Hilmi, most of the med­i­cal equip­ment are man­u­fac­tured in Pe­nang.

“Th­ese equip­ment are of in­ter­na­tional stan­dards and many Arab states are keen to learn from us the tech­nol­ogy used in pro­duc­ing th­ese in­ter­na­tional stan­dard equip­ment,” he told a press con­fer­ence dur­ing the closing cer­e­mony of Perda High Tech­nol­ogy In­sti­tute 7th an­nual “Bakti Siswa” homes­tay pro­gram at Kam­pung Jalan Ba­haru here yes­ter­day.

A to­tal of 40 stu­dents aged be­tween 18 and 21 par­tic­i­pated in the three-day two-night homes­tay pro­gram to ex­pe­ri­ence vil­lage life­style.

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