Permyjaya dialysis centre expected to be fully operational by early March

Sidney Lau (left) from Sidney Lau and Co, handing over the four dialysis machines to Lee who received it on behalf of the Permyjaya dialysis centre today (Jan 30, 2023).

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MIRI, Jan 30: Malaysia Red Crescent (MRC) Miri Chapter’s second dialysis centre in Permyjaya is expected to be fully operational in early March this year.

According to Minister for Transport Sarawak Dato Sri Lee Kim Shin who is also MRC Miri vice-chairman I, the centre received its operational permit January this year.

“We are now moving (to the new centre ) in stages,” he told local media today.

Earlier, Lee witnessed the handing over of four German-made dialysis machines amounting at RM186,899 contributed by chartered accounting company, Sidney Lau and Co, to the dialysis centre in Permyjaya.

The construction of the centre had commenced on 2019 and was completed in March 2021 with an estimated cost of more than RM6 million.

When the centre is fully operational come March this year, it would be able to accommodate 240 patients and 40 dialysis machines.

Currently, the centre has a total of 30 dialysis machines, contributed by various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) including Sarawak Shell Berhad and Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas).

Also present was Miri Hospital director Dr Jack Wong.