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Friday, September 1, 2017

Home Phototherapy in Penang, License by MDA/KKM

Neonatal jaundice is common especially in Malaysia. More than 70% of newborn babies are jaundice prone. This could be seen with beds in hospitals are occupied and parent need to come to the clinic everyday to check the bilirubin reading in their babies. This procedure is a hassle for the parent and can create unnecessary stress in the family. Now, parent in the Northern region especially near Penang can rent the phototherapy machine and do the treatment at home.

Home Phototherapy Services Sdn Bhd or also known as Bluelite was establish since 2001. The machine had been granted patent in 2003 and are acredited by Sirim Berhad in obtaining IEC 60601 and ISO 13485 in 2016. The company also comply all the regulation by Medical Device Authority (MDA) and the only company been granted license by MDA (a part of KKM handling medical device). With 17 years of experiance starting in the heart of PJ, almost 10,000 babies had been treated.

IEC 60601

ISO 13485

Now with the advancement of technologies, the company also expand to serve the Northern region with the opening of the company second branch in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam. It's easy to rent the machine. All the company need to know when assesing a case is the bilirubin level and the age of the baby. Once the baby has been determine to get the phototherapy, parent only need to give their address for delivery purpose usually by Whatapps. Bluelite Penang can be contact via phone 0122711894 or follow bluelite_my at instagram.

Usually for a normal newborn baby, the treatment is being done on the fourth of fifth day after the baby was born. Normally in this period the bilirubin reading already exceed 200 micro mol per liter and it will keep incerasing until seven to nine days old. Bilirubin reading exceeding 260 micro mol per liter when the baby is less than a week is consider serious and need to put under the light as soon as possible.

The Bluelite phototherapy machine come with it own bed, a top compartment that consist the blue tube light, mirror and pole to connect the top compartment and the bed. The machine is mobile and can be move around the place while the operation of the machine is really easy. A demostration will be given once the machine had been installed. Usually it take three nights of rental for a baby to be free from jaundice. Any parent that just got baby can just call for direct free consultation by phone. The phoneline is active from eight in the morning until midnight everyday. For more information about phototherapy rental can visit

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