Miri Health Clinic completed, expected to begin operations in June

Lukanisman (ninth left) with Lee (on Lukanisman's right) and Ting (12th right) posing with other guests after conducting a site visit at the newly completed Miri Health Clinic.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Jan 3: The new Miri Health Clinic next to the existing Miri Hospital has been completed and it is expected to be operational in June this year.

Deputy Minister for Health Lukanisman Awang Sauni said, the authorities were currently conducting the final inspection, testing and commissioning of the clinic.

Built at a cost of RM26.3 million, the construction of the clinic began on July 24, 2019.

“With the completion of this clinic, we are hoping that it would be sufficient to cater to the needs of Miri city’s growing population,” said Lukanisman during a press conference held on Tuesday morning after conducting a working visit to the clinic.

Lukanisman added that the new Miri Health Clinic could cater to up to 800 outpatients per day, with some 300 staff from other clinics scheduled to be reassigned here.

Initially, the construction of the new health clinic was to replace the existing Miri Polyclinic at Jalan Merbau.

“The operation of the old clinic will continue for now, until there are other plans in the future,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Mother and Child Clinic in Tanjong Lobang, will be relocated to the new Miri Health Clinic once it becomes operational in June this year.

During this morning’s visit to the new Miri Health Clinic, Lukanisman was accompanied by Minister of Transport Sarawak Datuk Sri Lee Kim Shin, Deputy Minister for Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts I Datuk Sebastian Ting and Miri Hospital’s director Dr Jack Wong. — DayakDaily