Construction on S’wak’s largest haemodialysis centre to be completed by March 2021

Lee (second left) being briefed on the progress of the facility's construction.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Nov 16: The new Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Kidney Dialysis Centre in Permyjaya which currently under construction is set to be the state’s largest dialysis facility once completed by March 2021.

Sitting on a three-acre piece of land, the RM5.43 million project will be able to cater for 125 haemodialysis patients.

“Those from the northern part of Miri such as from Kuala Baram, Permyjaya, Tudan and the surrounding areas will be able to seek treatment here and they don’t have to drive all the way to the town centre to MRC Miri Chapter’s Kidney Dialysis Centre (KDC) at Jalan Bulan Sabit,” Minister for Transport Datuk Lee Kim Shin told members of the media during a visit to the construction site here today.

Construction started on August 15, 2019. The new facility once completed, will be equipped with 40 dialysis machines.

Lee revealed construction on the new MRC dialysis centre in Permyjaya resumed after being temporarily halted following the movement control order (MCO) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Currently, construction is about 50 per cent completed, and we hope to complete it by March next year,” he added.

Four staff quarters units will also be built near the centre.

Lee disclosed that the idea behind the centre’s design took inspiration from one of Singapore’s dialysis centres.

During the visit, Lee was accompanied by Miri Hospital director Dr Jack Wong. — DayakDaily