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KL Wellness City promises total care in the heart of Kuala Lumpur

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KL Wellness City is the first healthcare project in Southeast Asia that aims to offer comprehensive medical care of the highest quality while fostering a healthy lifestyle that could prevent several common diseases .

Currently in development in the easy-to-reach area of Bukit Jalil in Kuala Lumpur , the vision behind KL Wellness City involves the creation of an integrated and interconnected health ecosystem where people can pursue their wellness goals while having a host of facilities at their disposal , including a high-tech hospital , medical suites , serviced apartments , fitness and recreational areas as well as restaurants and a shopping mall , explained KL Wellness City managing director Dato ’ Dr Colin Lee .
Uniqueness of KL Wellness City Central to the whole city is The International Tertiary Hospital , which will be equipped with world-class medical technology and staffed by a workforce well versed in all the medical specialities and subspecialities . This means the hospital will provide quaternary care services , or some of the most advanced treatments that are only available in a few highly specialised centres , such as bone marrow transplantation and stem cell-based treatment .
The healthcare team at KL Wellness City will also have at its disposal the most advanced medical equipment on the market . Dr Colin stated that the staggering amount of RM250 million is allocated for equipment procurement , an investment that will give specialists the chance to make use of advanced technology in various areas including genomics and precision medicine .
For example , to illustrate the vision of the cuttingedge technologies , one cutting-edge procedure that will be available at the hospital is the saviour sibling programme , which involves helping parents conceive a healthy child through in-vitro fertilisation to use the newborn ’ s stem cells from the umbilical cord to cure an older sibling of life-threatening conditions such as
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