On March 1, 2022, the HPKK UKM (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Specialist Children’s Hospital) was renamed Hospital Tunku Ampuan Besar Tuanku Aishah Rohani.
Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah expressed his appreciation to the Yang Dipertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir, who is UKM chancellor, and Tunku Ampuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud for attending the renaming ceremony at the said hospital.
“The operations of this paediatric specialist hospital will further strengthen the sustainability of the multidisciplinary paediatric expertise for future generations,” he said.
HPKK UKM, he said, is equipped with a variety of diagnostic facilities and the latest treatments for the healthcare of children of all ages.
“As a paediatric tertiary referral centre, HPKK UKM has a capacity of 243 patient beds,” said Dr Noor Hisham in his Facebook.
According to Noor Hisham, anesthesiologists, internal medicine specialists, emergency physicians, medical officers, graduate medical officers, nurses, and assistant medical officers are among the hospital’s 575 employees.
In June of last year, he said, the hospital was converted into a Covid-19 hospital to cater to the Klang Valley’s critical bed needs.
Following this, on June 17, 2021, HPKK received Covid-19 patients, and its operations helped to increase hospital bed capacity to 28 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 149 non-ICU beds, he said.
He added that during HPKK UKM’s time as a Covid-19 hospital, 842 patients in categories four and five were treated there, most of them referred from the Malaysia Agro Exposition Park (MAEPS) Low-Risk Covid-19 Quarantine and Treatment Centre (PKRC). On Oct 15, HPKK UKM resumed full service to children.