Miri City Health Clinic may absorb Pujut community clinic if patient numbers still low after 12 months

Yii (seated front row, right) being briefed by one of the medical personnel at Pujut community clinic during his official visit on Feb 24, 2023. Photo credit: Ukas

KUCHING, Feb 25: Services provided by the Pujut community clinic may be absorbed into the Miri City Health Clinic (Type 2) if the number of patients is still low after a 12-month monitoring period.

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) today, Pujut assemblyman Adam Yii Siew Sang said the Sarawak Health Department had suggested the matter.

“After considering every aspect, we think this community clinic should be given a further monitoring period of 12 months.

“We will inform the public about the services provided here so that they can come and visit if there is such a need,” he told reporters when met after his official visit to the Pujut community clinic on Friday (Feb 24).

He added the target number of patients for the 12 months is around 40 a day.

The services provided at the Pujut community clinic include outpatient treatment, stabilisation of patients before being referred to the hospital for emergency cases, ‘point of care tests’ laboratory service, prescribing medicine, and advisory and health promotion services to patients. — DayakDaily