MELAKA, June 11 — Jasin Hospital has created historical past when it acquired the Platinum (highest) certification of the Management in Vitality and Environmental Design (LEED) from the US Inexperienced Constructing Council (USGBC) yesterday.
Well being Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba stated, what was extra exceptional was the truth that the certification was achieved within the Current Constructing Operation and Upkeep Model 4 class, which is the primary on this planet for a hospital constructing and likewise the primary in Malaysia for a authorities constructing.
“This creates historical past for Malaysia and the Ministry of Well being (MOH) in main the world in Inexperienced Hospital Facility, in step with the world’s efforts to handle local weather change and environmental well being points,” he stated in an announcement right here immediately.
He stated the LEED certification additionally gave confidence to worldwide professionals that Malaysia is heading in the right direction, particularly within the issues of upkeep below the MOH.
“Therefore, the folks want to not fear in regards to the high quality of well being providers offered by the MOH,” he defined.
Dr Adham stated the LEED certification could be a benchmark for the MOH to broaden the implementation of inexperienced constructing score in its well being amenities in a bid to assist the federal government’s dedication on the worldwide stage in decreasing the greenhouse gasoline emissions and dealing with the results of local weather change.
In reality, he stated the MOH had additionally turn into an exemplary mannequin within the public sector and a frontrunner in implementing sustainable methods and initiatives in the direction of inexperienced constructing certification within the nation.
“The success of Jasin Hospital has confirmed the federal government’s efforts in guaranteeing that well being amenities are all the time in one of the best situation in order that efficient well being providers might be offered to the folks particularly throughout this Covid-19 pandemic,” he stated.
Final 12 months, Sultanah Maliha Hospital in Langkawi acquired the LEED Gold (second highest) certification below the Current Constructing Operation and Upkeep model 4 class. — Bernama