By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, May 18: The Sri Aman Hospital 2 has been physically completed and is expected to start operation in August this year, says Deputy Minister of Public Health, Housing and Local Government Michael Tiang Ming Tee.
At the moment, he said final inspection, testing and commissioning of the new hospital is currently being carried out.
He revealed that the current Sri Aman Hospital offers four medical specialties namely, internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology, as well as psychiatric services.
“When the upcoming Sri Aman Hospital 2 is fully operational, there will be three additional specialties namely, general surgery, orthopaedics and anaesthesiology,” he said in response to Dayang Noorazah Awang Sohor (PBB-Lingga) during question time in the State Legislative Assembly (DUN) sitting here today.
Apart from that, the new hospital will have an addition of 16 dialysis machines compared to the 11 dialysis machines available at the current Sri Aman Hospital.
At the same time, Tiang dislosed that two health clinics in Lingga constituency namely, Lingga Health Clinic and Tanjung Bijat Health Clinic, are respectively manned by two medical officers and provide basic medical services such as outpatient services, maternal and child services as well as pharmacy services.
“The renovation for Lingga Health Clinic was approved under Rolling Plan 2 of the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) in 2022 and expected for completion towards the end of 2022.
“Apart from that, there is a plan to replace the current Tanjung Bijat Health Clinic with a Health Clinic of type 5 with quarters under 12MP. Type 5 refers to the capacity to accommodate 200 to 500 patients,” he added.
He also said that there are plans to renovate the physical structure of the Lingga Health Clinic such as floor repairs, repainting and upgrading of the car park. – DayakDaily