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Launch marks health centre’s rebranding

Daniel Lim

Panaga Health Centre held a soft launch ceremony as it rebranded to Panaga Health yesterday.

Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra, the guest of honour, was welcomed by Integrated Facilities Manager of Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) Mazlina binti Haji Ma’awiah.

BSP Managing Director and Shell Country Chair in Brunei Agnete Johnsgaard-Lewis, Director-General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health (MoH) Pengiran Dr Haji Md Khalifah bin Pengiran Haji Ismail, government and British Garrison officials, BSP leadership team, senior Belait District community leaders and community representatives also attended.

Mazlina highlighted that this year marks Panaga Health’s 54th anniversary since its establishment on March 16, 1968 by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. “Since then, Panaga Health Centre and Panaga Hospital before that, played a vital role in the BSJV (Brunei Shell Joint Venture companies) and Belait District communities and Brunei as a whole.”

She highlighted how the centre contributed in the global pandemic where medical frontliners with the MoH helped combat the spread of the virus while protecting oil and gas workers along with their families.

On the rebranding, she said, “It acts as a reassertion of our commitment to putting our clients’ needs at the forefront of what we do and to making the experience of coming to the medical facility a better one.”

The rebranding included renovations and new uniforms.

This was followed by a video presentation showcasing the hospital’s history, the opening of the rebranded Panaga Health and the signing of the plaque by the guest of honour.

With the tagline ‘Committed to Care’, Panaga Health will continue to serve core clients, the Brunei Shell Joint Venture companies, and extend its services to the public.

Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Energy Pengiran Haji Jamra Weira bin Pengiran Haji Petra tours the centre. PHOTO: DANIEL LIM