MIRI, May 9: Immediate action is required to address numerous “sick” projects, particularly in the healthcare sector, in Mukah Division in order to safeguard the overall well-being of the people.
Recognising the challenges faced by the healthcare industry, Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni expressed his concern over how this affects not only the people but also several projects.
“The development projects, especially in the healthcare sector, is very important for the people.
“That’s why I have plans to visit Mukah Division to identify the most urgent matters, including the need for equipment at Mukah Hospital, and addressing the problematic projects in Daro and Balingian, which directly impact the access to healthcare for the local population,” he said, according to a news report by Sarawak Public Communications Unit (Ukas) today.
Lukanisman, who is also Sibuti Member of Parliament (MP) raised this when addressing the Hari Raya Aidilfitri gathering held at Balau Hall in Wisma Melanau here on Saturday (May 6).
He also urged the community to remain vigilant in light of the recent hot weather.
Additionally, he pledged to transform Miri Hospital into the second largest hospital in Sarawak, after Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) in Kuching.
“As such, it is important to conduct visits to all clinics in Sarawak to ensure they are well-equipped and adequately supplied with medical resources,” he added.
Also present were Balingian assemblyman Abdul Yakub Arbi, Pujut assemblyman Adam Yii, Miri Division Resident Jamalie Busri, Bekenu Malay Welfare Trust Board chairman Dato Usup Sani Wahap and Miri Melanau Association president Councilor Abdullah Jaini. — DayakDaily