Daro’s new health clinic design awaiting approval, new Lundu Hospital to have 76 beds

A screengrab of Tiang during the DUN sitting today (May 20, 2022) via Ukas live broadcast.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 20: The standard design of the new type-4 health clinic in Daro has yet to be approved by the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) Malaysia headquarters in Putrajaya.

Deputy Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government Michael Tiang said the design is also currently under review by the Public Works Department (JKR).

“The tender process would be expedited once the approval is received from Bomba headquarters in Putrajaya,” he said.

In terms of services, he said the new health clinic would provide outpatient treatment, maternal and child health, dental care, emergency care, and supporting clinical services such as laboratory, imaging and pharmacy.

Tiang, who is also Pelawan assemblyman, said the current Daro health clinic caters to 130 patients per day and covers six longhouses with a population of 19,500.

He was answering a question by Daro assemblyman Safiee Ahmad (GPS-PBB) at the Sarawak Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here today.

Meanwhile, regarding the proposed new Lundu Hospital, Tiang said the project would be submitted by the Sarawak State Health Department (JKNS) under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP).

He said the new Lundu Hospital would have a capacity of 76 beds, as compared to the 46-bed capacity in the existing Lundu Hospital.

“The proposed Lundu Hospital will provide in-patient services, operating theatre, outpatient services, specialist clinics, and supporting clinical services such as radiology, laboratory, forensic and rehabilitation,” said Tiang.

Regarding the Lundu Hospital, Tiang responded to Opar assemblyman Billy Sujang (GPS-SUPP), who inquired about the status of the proposed project. — DayakDaily