By Adrian Lim
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24: The Health Ministry plans to construct additional quarters for the staff of Sg Asap Health clinic on the plot of land near the existing clinic.
Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba revealed that the proposal had been submitted for consideration under the 12th Malaysia Plan (2021-2025).
“The total number of healthcare workers who are working at the facility include 73 healthcare workers consist of 41 personnel at the clinic and 32 personnel at the Malaria Control Centre.
“At the moment, Sg Asap clinic has 23 quarters which house more than 30 staff.
“Nonetheless, the quarters for staff is still insufficient,” he said during a ministerial reply in Parliament today.
Dr Adham was responding to questions posed by Hulu Rajang MP Datuk Wilson Ugak Kumbong who asked whether the Health Ministry is planning to build extra accommodation for staff and provide family medical specialists at the Sg Asap clinic.
On the service of family healthcare services, Dr Adham added that there were some changes to the planning and activities of the Health Ministry due to the Covid-19 pandemic and this included the delay in transfer and relocation of medical specialist officers which have been postponed as a result of the changes to the final exam for medical undergraduates.
In spite of that, Dr Adham said the Health Ministry continued to provide visiting doctors services, mobile clinics, flying doctor services and outreach programmes to the people in the rural areas.
He said family healthcare services from visiting specialist was being provided once a month to the people in the rural areas according to the needs and the availability of resources from the ministry.
At present, Dr Adham noted that Sg Asap clinic gets specialist healthcare services twice a month from Kapit Clinic. — DayakDaily