New RM5.43 mln Malaysian Red Crescent Miri haemodialysis centre opens doors today

Lee (standing, right) speaking with a patient receiving treatment at the new haemodialysis centre in Permyjaya.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, March 20: The new Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Miri chapter’s second dialysis centre in Permyjaya which can accommodate a maximum 40 of haemodialysis machines began operations today.

Minister for Transport Sarawak Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin who is also Senadin assemblyman said, the establishment of the centre would benefit those residing in the northern part of the city.

“Today, we are moving 66 patients from our old centre in the city centre to this new building,” he said after visiting the newly operational centre.

Currently the centre has a total of 12 haemodialysis machines.

Lee also thanked the Sarawak government and other corporate organisations such as Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), Shell Berhad, non-governmental organisations and individuals for their generous contributions to the construction of the centre.

Construction started in 2019 and was completed in March 2021 with an estimated total cost of RM5.43 million. — DayakDaily