8 specialty services in Limbang Hospital by June but not enough room to house incoming specialists

Dr Abdul Rahman (second right) and other guests pose for a photo at the opening ceremony for the 2023 Limbang FM World Radio Day mini carnival on Feb 12, 2023. Photo credit: Ukas

LIMBANG, Feb 14: Limbang Hospital is expected to offer eight medical specialty services by June, but it does not have enough rooms to house these incoming specialists.

According to a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas), Deputy Minister of Agriculture Modernisation Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail emphasised that Limbang Hospital is in need of a new extension to house these specialty clinics.

“An extension and upgrade are much needed to improve the hospital’s capacity and capability to provide care for patients.

“The people of Limbang are looking forward to the construction of the specialist hospital building which is one of the projects listed under the Budget 2023 by the federal government,” he said when met by reporters after officiating at the 2023 Limbang FM World Radio Day mini carnival at the RTM Limbang building compound on Sunday (Feb 12).

Dr Abdul Rahman hopes the application for Limbang Hospital’s extension and upgrade will be considered fairly and urgently so that the project can be expedited to provide better healthcare facilities to the community in Limbang and Lawas as a referral hospital.

He also hoped the federal government will speed up the construction of the Limbang health clinic to cater for the growing number of outpatients as well as to accommodate the Limbang Divisional Health Office.

“Both these healthcare facilities are very important for the people in Limbang District.

“Limbang will not be marginalised in the distribution of allocations through Budget 2023 by the federal government and projects that have been approved by the previous government will continue to be implemented,” he said.

With that, Dr Abdul Rahman hopes that the unity government will see through its term and that Malaysia will no longer be affected by a change of national leadership in a short period of time.

Meanwhile, the two-day mini carnival from Feb 11 to 12 witnessed a range of activities including dance performances, blood donation drive, health screening, children’s colouring contest, friendly volleyball match, karaoke competition, lato-lato competition, fun run, flower arrangement competition and demonstration by the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba). — DayakDaily