Country’s first Malaysian Armed Force (ATM) Polyclinic built in Penrissen Camp

Hishammudin (center) speaking to reporters during the press conference held after launching the ATM Polyclinic in Penrissen Camp today.

Christopher Lidom

KUCHING, Aug 5: The newly built Malaysian Armed Force (ATM) Polyclinic build in Penrissen Camp is the first of its kind in the country, and hopes to reduce dependency on government hospitals in Kuching.

Speaking to reporters after the launching ceremony, Senior Defense Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the polyclinic is not only for ATM members, but also army veterans.

“A few others are also being built in Johor, Kedah Kedah, and Terengganu, and I hope that the momentum that we create today will continue for a long time,” he said.

At the same time, Hishammudin also called for oil and gas companies to play their role and come forward to help the Ministry of Defense’s (Mindef) efforts to provide more facilities.

“Private companies, for example in Sarawak, where we ensure the stability and security of the State in the oil and gas sector, I appeal and call on them to come forward with their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes to help us,” he added.

The ATM Polyclinic in Penrissen Camp is an initiative of Mindef together with ATM which started in 2017 with the cost of RM28.4 million.

It will accommodate the services of medical and dental specialists including outpatient and ward facilities.

Hishammudin (right) cutting the ribbon to officiate the new ATM Polyclinic in Penrissen Camp.

Meanwhile, Hishammudin said he will be meet with Premier of Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Abang Johari Tun Openg to discuss about ATM matters. — DayakDaily