Bandar Kuching MP tasked to address Tanah Puteh clinic issues

Foo (second right) meeting with some health officers at the health clinic.

KUCHING, July 26: Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii has been told to deliver his promise and address issues faced by the Tanah Puteh health clinic.

Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) Youth secretary Milton Foo, who made the call, said he noticed no improvement to the condition at the clinic when visiting the facilities here, today.

He claimed that the relevant authorities have not taken any actions despite the continuous communications between officers at the clinic and Dr Yii’s office.

According to Foo, the Bandar Kuching MP and Pending assemblywoman Violet Yong had paid a visit to the said clinic in May, where officers were told that they would fix the faulty air conditioners and add a few more units at the patient waiting lobby.

He claimed that both lawmakers also promised to upgrade facilities at the building including erecting an awning at the main entrance, as well as providing new drain covers for public safety.

“We are grateful that Dr Yii has shown concern for the clinic, which is situated under the Pending state constituency, and his willingness to offer help through his allocation of federal grants as an MP.

“It is the duty of the government of the day to provide medical services to the people,” Foo said in a statement.

He felt that the clinic was also in dire need of additional storerooms for storing medical equipment such as wheelchairs.

Foo reminded that Malaysia, with a score of 95 out of 100, was ranked first in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index.

According to the International Living website, he added that Malaysia among the top six countries that obtained the best ratings in the category of Best Healthcare in the World for this year.

Malaysia was also ranked first with its world-class healthcare services and sophisticated infrastructure.

In this regards Foo said that it was unfortunate that most government health facilities in Sarawak were still behind in terms of equipment and advanced services. — DayakDaily