Institut Jantung Negara Sdn Bhd
TypeState-owned enterprise
IndustryHealthcare
Founded1 August 1984; 37 years ago (1984-08-01) 37years
HeadquartersNo. 145, Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people
Mohd Nasir Ashraf, Chairman
Mohd Azhari Yakub, Chief Executive Officer
ParentMinister of Finance Incorporated
Websitewww.ijn.com.my

Institut Jantung Negara Sdn Bhd (also known as National Heart Institute; abbreviation IJN), is a heart surgery centre in Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It is located adjacent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

History

The IJN was first established in 1984 by a few Cardiologists and General Physicians and was situated at the GHKL's old BLOOD BANK office, and the current IJN's logo was created in the same year of 1984. IJN later moved to its current location in 1992. The institutes specialises in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery services for both adult and paediatric cases. As the national referral centre for cardiovascular disease, IJN sees new cases referred from all over the country and abroad and follow-up cases at the outpatient clinics.

IJN went through an expansion which was completed in late 2009. Following the expansion, the number of beds dedicated for heart treatment increased to 432, making IJN one of the largest heart centres in the region. In March 2019, pioneer surgeon Tan Sri Dr. Yahya Awang announced the takeover of IJN by the Ministry of Health from the Ministry of Finance.[1]

References

  1. ^ Loh Foon Fong (8 March 2019). Pioneer heart surgeon wants IJN to be put under the Health Ministry The Star Online. Retrieved on 21 April 2019.

Coordinates: 3°10′13″N 101°42′32″E / 3.170197°N 101.708937°E / 3.170197; 101.708937