Head of Department YBrs. Dr. Yau Weng Keong
Phone 03-26155690/6996    
Fax 03-26923021
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To become the centre of excellence in providing comprehensive, professional and compassionate health care services based on Evidence Base Medicine through partnership with the patients themselves, and their caregivers by


-Educating them in their disease and ways to achieve the best possible outcomes;

-Creating awareness that health is a priceless asset and

-To promote ways to maintain a healthy good quality lifestyle to prevent future disease.




Malaysia is to be a nation of healthy individuals, families and communities, through a healthy system that is equitable, affordable, efficient, technologically appropriate, environmentally adaptable and consumer-friendly, with emphasis on quality, innovation, health promotion and respect for human dignity, and which promotes individual responsibility and community participation towards and enhanced quality of life.




The Department of General Medicine was first established in 1870, making it one of the largest and the earliest department in Hospital Kuala Lumpur.  Initially, the department started functioning through one outpatient clinic and two wards, namely Ward P1 and P2.  Since then, it has grown and now consists of specialist clinics, around 18 medical wards, 478 beds and more or less 1000 staff of various levels.




1) Provision of Holistic Patient Care as a team in the Specialty of Medicine and Medical Subspecialties, including curative, rehabilitative, preventive, promotive aspects using appropriate technology.


2) Training of doctors and all medical staff in the various grades such as house-officers, medical officers, postgraduate student in the Master of Medicine programme, specialist as well as assistant medical officers and nurses especially with regards of subspecialty training to provide prompt, safe and efficient services.


3) To promote research and audits to ensure and improve service quality.


4) To create safe and conducive working atmosphere and environment for the members of The Medical Department to work as a team to achieve their fullest potential in excellent performance.


  8.00 am - 1.00 pm 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

-General Medicine Clinic

-Endocrinology Clinic Rheumatology Clinic


-Gastroenterology Clinic

-International Normalized Ratio Clinic

-General Medicine + Endocrinology Clinic

-Geriatric Clinic

-Obesity Clinic

-General Medicine Clinic

-Endocrinology Clinic

-Rheumatology Clinic

-Gastroenterology Clinic

-General Medicine Clinic

-Heart Failure Clinic


-General Medicine Clinic

-Endocrinology Clinic

-Rheumatology Clinic

-International Normalized Ratio Clinic

-General Medicine Clinic

-Obesity Clinic

-Heart Failure


-General Medicine Clinic

-Endocrinology Clinic

-Rheumatology Clinic

-Gastroenterology Clinic

-Cardiac Rehabilitation Programme

-Cardiac Clinic

-Endocrinology Clinic ( TYPE 1 DM)

-Geriatric Clinic
  8.00 am - 1.00 pm 2.45 pm - 5.00 pm

-General Medicine Clinic


-Rheumatology Clinic Endocrinology Clinic

-Gastroenterology Clinic

-International Normalized Ratio Clinic

- General Medicine Clinic



The department will continue to provide secondary and tertiary care of patients in the specialty of Internal Medicine and medically related subspecialties.  The department will also ensure the establishment of new specialties such as endocrinology, geriatrics, critical care medicine and wound care medicine in coming years.


Current services of the established subspecialties within the department are listed below:


General Internal Medicine

a)    Outpatient services

i)             General Internal Medicine clinic

ii)            Endocrine clinic

iii)           Cardiology (Heart failure) clinic


b)    In patient services including coronary Care Unit (CCU) and Cardio Rehabilitary Ward (CRW) Unit services


c)    Cardio Rehabilitation Program for Cardiac Disease patients

d)   Echocardiography service

e)    Cardiac Exercise Stress testing

f)     Combined Physicians & Obstetrics Outpatient Clinic in Maternity Hospital, Kuala Lumpur




a)    Gastroenterology and Hepatology outpatient services

b)    Inpatient services

c)    Endoscopic Services: Upper Endoscopy (OGDS-diagnostic and therapeutic), Colonoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic), ERCP (diagnostic and therapeutic), Endoscopic ultrasound, Oesophageal manometry (inclusing management of Achalasia Cardia) and 24 hours ambulatory PH studies and placement of percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrotomy

d)    24 hours emergency endoscopy services (haemetemesis and malena)


Infectious Diseases

a)    Inpatient services including isolation

b)    ID rounds within General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) and Nephrology/Urology Intensive Care Unit(ICU) within Hospital Kuala Lumpur

c)    ID rounds in National Heart Institute (IJN), Kuala Lumpur

d)    Outpatient services on every Tuesday mornings in Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor

e)    Inpatient services in Ward 54, Hospital Sungai Buloh, Selangor


Nuclear Medicine

a)    Inpatient and outpatient services.

b)    Services include:

                     i.        Treatment Radioactive Iodine (Iodine-131) for patients with relapse resistant thyroxicosis & Thyroid cancer patients

                    ii.        Investigations: Scans (imaging Investigations


The geriatrics unit HKL received its first patient on 17th July 2003.  Initial bed strength of 10 beds with plans for further expension to 24 beds.  It is managed by two geriatricians, a medical officer, sister and a team of ten nurses, five assistant medical officers with seven attendants.  Members of team include a physiotherapist and occupational therapist.

a)    Outpatient services

b)    Inpatient services

c)    Domiciliary services



a)   Outpatient clinics

b)   Day care and apharesis

c)   Inpatient services

d)   Bone Marrow transplants – started in April 1999, up to August 2003, 52 cases of Allogenic and 46 cases of Autologous Stem Cells Transplant have been performed


Wound Care Unit

The Wound Care Unit was started in 2014 at the level 8, SCACC.

a)    Outpatient services

b)    Inpatient services include all wards in Hospital Kuala Lumpur accept the surgical wards.



a)    Training for House Officers/Interns

b)    Training for Postgraduates

c)    Training for Clinical Specialist in various subspecialty fields


Training of House Officers and Medical Officers are held within the medical ward rounds and the CME programmes held within the department.


Interactive postgraduates classes and lectures for House Officers and Medical Officers are also held every week, concentrating on Acute Medicine and case managements with regards of the Internal Medicine.  There classes are supervised by Specialist and Consultants.


The department is actively proactive in research, training and striving to maintain Total Quality Care through its continuous quality improvement pursuits.




The Institute has regular CME program on every Tuesday afternoons.  It is normally presented by house officers, medical officers, medical specialist and chaired by the senior Consultant.  Topics presented are mainly about the latest updated on the management of the diseases or morbidity or mortality case discussions.


The morbidity and mortality meetings are also held every week at each ward level to review all the cases.  The meeting serves not only as the part of the internal auditing but also as part of the learning process for the doctors.


Journal Club Meetings are also held within each subspecialty unit every fortnigh to once a month.  This is mainly to update or highlight the latest treatment within the subspecialty.


Radiology/Medical metings are also held on every Thursday afternoons at the Radiology Department to discuss the cases with regards of diagnostic imaging such as X Rays, CT scans, MRI, etc with Radiologists.  This is also a learning lsession for presenting Medical Officers and Interns.


Subspecialty Grand Rounds   All the units within the department conduct a grand round once a week with emphasis on teaching and training in their related fields.  Interesting cases for the week is discussed and learning points emphasized.

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