Sarawak seeks medical collaboration in Switzerland

Kuching: Sarawak is optimistic about medical collaboration with Swiss institutions.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Amar Dr Sim Quy Hian praised pharmaceutical company Roche’s pioneering efforts in personalized healthcare and drug research.

In a dialogue with senior Roche executives, he explored several avenues of cooperation and highlighted high-value opportunities for Sarawakians.

“Sarawak has a deep interest in Roche’s personalized medicine and its early research projects and is exploring the possibility of collaboration in drug discovery.

“I had meaningful discussions with Roche’s senior global team management about collaboration and high-value employment opportunities for Sarawakians, which are essential to the state’s development,” he said in a Facebook post. Ta.

Dr Sim, who is also the Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government, is leading a delegation along with his deputy Datuk Michael Tian Min Tee and Datuk Dr Pengguan Mangil on a work visit to Switzerland.

Prior to this, the delegation received a warm welcome at the Swiss Institute of Tropical Public Health (Swiss TPH) in Basel, Switzerland.

He said Swiss TPH’s funding model through research funding and project funding resonates with Sarawak’s healthcare aspirations.

“Health care in Switzerland is decentralized to state and city/city council levels, closely aligned with Sarawak’s desire for health autonomy under the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63).

“Many of their missions and visions resonate well with Sarawak’s healthcare aspirations. We look forward to signing an MoU with Sarawak,” he added.

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