Building A GP Clinic In Malaysia- Part 2: Executing Your Plans

Now that you have completed the planning phase for building your GP clinic in Malaysia, it’s time to move on to the execution phase. In this phase, you will need to draw out your plan, submit your plan to the relevant local council, CKAPS, and Bomba, monitor the renovation process, apply for utilities, procure drugs, order equipment, fill out the necessary paperwork, and hire staff.

1. Draw the Plan:

Before starting the renovations or building of your GP clinic, it’s important to have a well-thought-out plan in place. This plan should be a fully loaded plan that includes all the necessary furniture and equipment. It should also include details such as the clinic’s layout, the placement of electrical and plumbing systems, and any necessary modifications to meet regulatory requirements.

You can hire an architect or designer to help you create a professional plan that meets all the necessary regulations and requirements. This will ensure that your clinic is functional, efficient, and meets the needs of your patients and staff.

Once your plan is complete, make sure to review it carefully and make any necessary revisions before submitting it to the relevant authorities for approval. In Malaysia, this includes the local council, the Clinic Establishment Committee (CKAPS), and the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (BOMBA). Make sure your plan complies with all the necessary regulations and guidelines to avoid any delays or rejections.

2. Submit Plan:

Once you have a detailed plan in place, you’ll need to submit it to the relevant authorities for approval. In Malaysia, this includes the local council, the Clinic Establishment Committee (CKAPS), and the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (BOMBA). Make sure your plan complies with all the necessary regulations and guidelines to avoid any delays or rejections.

3. Monitor Renovation:

After your plan has been approved, it’s time to start the renovation process. Make sure to monitor the construction progress closely to ensure that everything is being done according to plan. This includes checking the quality of the materials being used and making sure that the workers are following safety protocols. It’s important to stay in close communication with the contractors to address any issues that arise and ensure that the renovation is completed on time and within budget.

4. Utilities Application:

As the renovation process is underway, you’ll need to start applying for utilities such as water, electricity, and gas. Make sure to research the requirements and procedures for each utility provider to avoid any delays or complications.

5. Procure Drugs:

Procuring the necessary drugs for your GP clinic is a crucial step in the setup process. Research and select suppliers who provide high-quality drugs at a reasonable cost. Make sure to also consider factors such as delivery time and minimum order requirements.

6. Order Equipment:

In addition to drugs, you’ll also need to order medical and non-medical equipment for your GP clinic. This includes items such as examination tables, chairs, and computers. Make sure to research and select suppliers who provide quality equipment at a reasonable cost.

7. Borang A:

In Malaysia, all healthcare clinics are required to obtain approval from the Ministry of Health. This approval (Borang A)  ensures that your GP clinic meets all the necessary regulations and requirements for operating a GP clinic. Make sure to gather all the necessary documents and submit your application well in advance to avoid any delays.

8. Staff Hiring:

Finally, you’ll need to hire the necessary staff to run your GP clinic. This includes a receptionist, nurses, and a doctor. Make sure to comply with the Malaysian Employment Act and provide fair salaries and benefits to your staff. Consider factors such as experience, qualifications, and personality when selecting staff members. It’s also important to provide proper training and resources to ensure that your staff is prepared to provide quality healthcare services to your patients.

Conclusion:

Building a GP clinic in Malaysia can be a complex process, but with careful planning and execution, it can be a rewarding and profitable venture. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can ensure that your practice is built according to regulations and is well-equipped to provide high-quality medical care to your patients. Remember to work closely with your suppliers, contractors, and staff to ensure that everything runs smoothly, and be prepared to adapt and adjust your plans as needed. With hard work and dedication, your GP clinic can become a valuable asset to your community and a successful business venture. Get in touch with us if you require additional assistance on building your GP clinic.

In the next part of this four-part series of how to build you GP clinic in Malaysia, we will delve into the essential actions you need to take to ensure the smooth running and maintenance of your GP clinic in Malaysia. From complying with regulations and monitoring your inventory to managing your finances, we will provide you with all the necessary information and tools to ensure the continued success of your practice. Stay tuned for Part 3!

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