Deputy Premier: Sarawak needs more medical trauma facilities along Pan Borneo Highway

(From 10th left) Simba, Francis, Dr Sim, Enn Ong and other guests and performers pose for a group photo at the Gawai Dayak open house held at Sri Aman Civic Centre on June 2, 2023. Photo credit: Dr Sim’s Facebook page

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KUCHING, June 3: Sarawak will need to set up more medical trauma facilities along the Pan Borneo Highway, says Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian.

Dr Sim, who is also Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government Sarawak, noted that with the completion of the Kuching-Simanggang stretch, the travel time is just slightly over two hours.

This, he said, not only will facilitate the ‘balik kampung’ (travelling home) process but will also enhance the economic opportunities of rural towns.

However, he pointed out that due to the improved infrastructure, the number of road accidents have also increased.

“We need everyone to drive safely as I was told that car accidents have been increasing in frequency as what I had predicted.

“We will need more medical trauma facilities (along) the Pan Borneo Highway,” he said in a Facebook post last night.

In the same post, Dr Sim shared several photos of him and wife Datin Sri Enn Ong visiting Deputy Minister of Education, Innovation and Talent Development Datuk Francis Harden Hollis and wife Datin Simba Nalang’s Gawai Dayak openhouse held at Sri Aman Civic Centre yesterday. — DayakDaily