10 govt clinics in Baram to get round-the-clock electricity supply

Dennis (front row, fourth left) presents a memento in the form of a sape to Lukanisman as others look on.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, March 26: Ten government clinics serving rural communities within the Baram constituency will be fully equipped with 24-hour electricity supply, says federal Deputy Minister of Health Lukanisman Awang Sauni.

He said these government clinics currently have no electricity supply and are depending on generator sets.

“We wanted to solve electricity problems in rural clinics and I believed that it is important that clinics should always be bright as it is the place frequented by people seeking treatment,” he said today at the opening of Sarawak Kayan Association’s (PKS) 8th Triennial General Meeting (TGM) in Miri.

Also present were PKS president Dennis Ngau who is also the Telang Usan assemblyman, and Temenggong Elizabeth Ding.

Lukanisman also said the Health Ministry is planning to establish a cancer centre in Kuching, and turn Sibu and Miri hospitals into regional hospitals in Sarawak.

“Via the unity government, we want Sarawak to obtain dignified health facilities to serve its people,” he pointed out.

At the event, Lukanisman announced an allocation amounting to RM15,000 for PKS. — DayakDaily