Unifor to build RM600,000 interfaith prayer area in SGH, project to commence Jan 2023

Dr Sim (fifth left) handing the mock cheque of RM600,000 over to SGH on Dec 7, 2022.

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KUCHING, Dec 8: The Sarawak government, through Unit for Other Religions (Unifor), has allocated RM600,000 to set up an interfaith prayer centre in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH).

The cheque for setting up the prayer area was handed over by Deputy Premier Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian to SGH director Dr Ooi Choo Huck yesterday (Dec 7).

According to a statement, the much-lauded project is expected to commence in January 2023 and is targeted to be completed by June 2023.

The proposal came about as a result of the many requests from patients, visiting friends and families of various religions to have an area they can retreat to and pray in their times of need.

Meanwhile, Dr Sim, in a social post yesterday, said SGH had also earlier requested financial assistance of RM350,000 from Unifor to build a chapel at the Sarawak Heart Centre.

He said the chapel has been popular among the patients and their families since its opening in March this year.

“This is part of Sarawak’s PCDS (Post Covid-19 Development Strategy) 2030 – sharing Sarawak’s prosperity or wealth and an inclusive Sarawak,” he added. — DayakDaily