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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, May 12: NGO Hidup urges the federal government to provide an alternative site to relocate the Sebisak Maternal and Child Health Clinic in Taman Suria, Kota Samarahan in the near future.
Habitat for Indigenous and Urban Programme (Hidup) chairman George Young Si Ricord Junior in a statement today said the relocation of the clinic will provide a safer working environment for the staff and easier access for pregnant women.
George during a visit to the clinic yesterday observed that one of the most obvious constraints of the clinic was its location which is located on the first floor of a shophouse and has only one entrance for entry and exit.
“The clinic was operating under some obvious constraints, (albeit) the operation was very smooth, testifying to the high commitment and discipline of the staff of the clinic.
“One of the most obvious constraints faced by the clinic is its location.
“It is located on the first floor of a shophouse and has only one entrance. The entrance is also the exit.
“Pregnant mothers in late term pregnancy inevitably experience difficulties in climbing up to the stairs to reach the clinic and the absence of an alternative entrance or exit makes it risky for both the staff of the clinic and the patients,” he said.
Meanwhile, George handed over some food items to the staff and nurses as appreciation to them in conjunction with International Nurses Day 2021 today during his visit to the clinic yesterday.
He added the visit was also to gain some insight into the operation of the clinic. — DayakDaily