[Association of Private Kidney Care Providers of Malaysia ]

Past Activities and Achievements.


21 May 2017 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Workshop
Date: 21st May 2017
Time: 8.30 am to 4.30pm
Venue: Ladybird Room, Swan Convention Centre, Sunway Medical Centre

 "Thank you for being such a great guest speakers!"

Prof. Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor

Dr Rashidi Saidin

Dr Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan from Sunway Medical Center

Dr Chong Wei Peng 

Demo on the Automatic External Defibrillator  by Representative from Nihon Kohden (Thank you for Nihon Kohden's sponsorship)




2014 - 2015

GST (a chronological list of events)

APKCPM submitted proposal and Invitation to MoF and Custom for a GST Seminar right after the Association was officially established in Oct 2014. 

Subsequently, APKCPM received approval from MoF to organize the GST Seminar and the Association was honoured to have confirmation of speakers from Royal Malaysian Customs on 1st Dec 2014
Letter from Custom

Forum Discussion on GST and its impact on Dialysis Centers on 29th Jan 2015, Swan Convention Centre, Sunway Medical Center with Guest speaker from Royal Malaysian Customs 


A total of 100 participants from various private operators and NGOs attended the seminar on 29th Jan 2015
Initiated by APKCPM right after the GST Seminar, a Joint Memorandum from APKCPM and PPHBM of an appeal for products and services used in dialysis treatments to be zero-rated was sent to MoF and Custom on 24th Feb 2015. 
After meeting with MoF officers on the 24 March 2015, the Association works hand in hand with National Kidney Foundation and Persatuan Pengusaha Hemodialisis Bumiputera Malaysia to appeal for selected items to be zero-rated GST for Dialysis Services to the Ministry of Finance (MoF) with a memo sent on 13th April 2015. 
1st Memo Sent to MoF by APKCPM  2nd Memo sent to MoF together with NKF and PPHBM
As a result, we received favourable reply on those items that are zero-rated and GST relief respectively from the MoF on the appeal on 9th June 2015
Letter from MOF 9 June  2nd Page approval from MoF  3rd page approval from MOF
EPO & IV Iron have been listed in the National Essential Medicines List 4th Edition updated on 3rd August 2015 page 9 under section 10.1 ANTI-ANAEMIA MEDICINES  
Letter from KKM NEML

Updated Item 2, First Schedule, GST (Zero-Rated Supply) Order - Control Drug List (Suffix A) Revised as at 23 December 2015

for further details please visit http://gst.customs.gov.my/en/rg/Pages/re_odr.aspx




Technology overview and compliance with AAMI/ISO standards by Mr Rubin Frost, Fresenius Medical Care & Local manufacturers’ view and experience by Mr Foo CJ, JKS Biomedical & Mr Richard Lee Regional Technical Manager, B. Braun Malaysia


14th March 2015 Sunway Medical Center





APKCPM Continuing Education & program 07th November 2015
“Disaster Preparedness for Dialysis Units” & GST Relief SOP

at Swan Convention Centre', Sunway Medical Centre

Guest speakers:
Dr Rafidah Dato' Abdullah
Consultant Physician and Nephrologist,
Head of Department,
Department of Medicine,
Hospital Sultan Hj Ahmad Shah

Dr. Azreen Adnan MD, FASN
Associate Professor  
Consultant Nephrologists And Physician
Fellow American Society Of Nephrology
Head Unit,
Chronic Kidney Disease Resource Center, School Of Medical Sciences
Hemodialysis Center, Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr Morris Wu
APKCPM Vice President




Disaster Planning for Dialysis Patients and Dialysis Facilities.
In preparation for the monsoon season (and other disaster), please download the following documents (draft version) for your kind references (click on the link below):
1. Disaster Preparedness Guide for Haemodialysis Patients
2. Disaster Preparedness Guide for Peritoneal Dialysis Patients
3. Disaster Preparedness and Contingency Plan for Dialysis Facilities 
(First edition (Draft) 2015 (A manual for Hospital and Dialysis Facilities)
The documents were developed in a collaborative effort by Ministry of Health, Malaysian Society of Nephrology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia, Association of Private Kidney Care Providers Malaysia, Persatuan Pengusaha Hemodialisis Bumiputera, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia.​