Jalan Masjid Health Clinic closed until further notice after morning fire destroys storeroom

Notice by JKNS on temporary closure of Covid-19 screening and release order centre at Jalan Masjid Health Clinic.

By Ling Hui

KUCHING, Oct 3: The Covid-19 screening and release order (RO) centre at Jalan Masjid Health Clinic will be closed temporarily starting tomorrow (Oct 4) until further notice.

The Sarawak State Health Department (JKNS) announced this in a public notice following a fire which destroyed the health clinic’s pharmaceutical supply storeroom this morning.

While the clinic requires some time for recovery, members of the public are encouraged to contact the health clinic at 082-427110 for any inquiries in the meantime.

Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng, who visited the clinic after hearing about the fire, said the medical storage room was already razed when the fire was doused.

He thanked the Padungan Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) for their quick response and action to control the fire from spreading to other buildings including the nearby conservatory area.

In view of this incident, Wee reminded the public to be more alert and aware of the importance of having fire prevention and safety knowledge to prevent property damage as in the incident at Jalan Masjid.

“And in addition to the above, all residents and business operators are also reminded not to obstruct or tamper with fire hydrants in sight for any purpose.

“Illegal action of obstructing, blocking, hiding, or covering the fire hydrants can be considered as a violation of the law.

“The act of tampering with fire hydrants will severely impede the rescue effort by Bomba,” he said in a statement released on Facebook earlier today.

To ensure community safety, Wee said the council and Bomba will soon carry out a series of inspections and action will be taken against those who have been tampering with fire hydrants in residential or business areas. — DayakDaily