The Health Ministry has identified 22 public and private universities that will provide specialist medical services in 22 district hospital nationwide which include Serian Hospital in Sarawak.

The smart partnership between the ministry and the universities would enable more patients to receive specialist treatment within a shorter waiting period.

The deal was inked at Tapah Hospital, Perak.

Other hospitals set to benefit from the partnership are the Bentong, Lahad Datu, and Pasir Mas Hospitals.

Photo of Serian Hospital by Cyril Dason.