BP Healthcare to invest Rs 100 mln to set up dental care network
Leading healthcare player, BP Healthcare Group will be investing Rs 100 million over the next three years to establish the largest dental care network, the news reports said.
BP Healthcare will be adding up to 50 outlets by the end of the period which will complement the group’s overall thrust on wellness and health, the company said in a press statement. It also said, “The first dental clinic will open in the second week of September as the BP Specialist Centre in Glenmarie, Shah Alam to be followed by another three more at its specialist centres in Cheras, Klang and Ipoh in November.”
BP Healthcare Deputy Chairman, Chevy Beh said, “Within the next three years, we will have 50 dental care clinics throughout the country. Each will cost RM2 million and the bulk of the investment will be spent on buying the best and latest equipments from abroad.”
The new company BP Dental Sdn Bhd has been established under the group to lead this new business as it moves up the value chain.
It aims to enhance its range and delivery of healthcare services to the customers. BP Healthcare was expected to add another 15 to 20 clinics next year and the remaining in 2014.
These clinics would be located within the existing BP outlets and dental checks will be included in BP Healthcare’s popular comprehensive Head2Toe health screening programme. Mr. Beh also said, “The establishment of BP Dental would bring about a new challenge for BP Healthcare to create greater awareness among Malaysians on the importance of oral health and adopt a preventive mindset.”
BP Healthcare Group is a diversified healthcare provider and Southeast Asia’s largest medical diagnostic chain with more than 90 outlets in Malaysia and a joint venture in Indonesia with well-known Ciputra Group.