Welfare Dept deploys 24 haemodialysis machines worth nearly RM1 mln to equip 14 medical facilities in Sarawak

Rosey (second right) handing over a haemodialysis machine to a staff at Lundu Hospital witnessed by Jamilah (right) and others on March 28, 2024.

LUNDU, March 28: The Sarawak Welfare Department procured 24 haemodialysis machines last year, allocating nearly RM1 million for 14 hospitals and clinics across the State to address the rising number of kidney patients requiring treatment.

Today, the Ministry of Women, Childhood, and Community Wellbeing Development handed over two haemodialysis machines worth RM82,300 to Lundu Hospital.

Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah emphasised that with the additional machines, the hospital will be better equipped to accommodate the increasing number of kidney patients, enabling treatment for approximately five to six patients daily.


“Lundu Hospital commenced operations in August 2006 with four patients receiving treatment in stages.

“As of today, its Haemodialysis Unit serves 130 patients, a significant increase since its establishment, with the number of machines rising from four to 10 this year. The majority of patients come from Lundu District extending to Siburan,” she stated in her speech, conveyed by Deputy Minister of Women and Childhood Development Datuk Rosey Yunus.

Former Tanjung Datu assemblywoman Datuk Amar Jamilah Anu was also present at the ceremony.

Apart from Lundu Hospital, the procured haemodialysis machines procured are stationed at Sarawak Heart Centre, Serian Hospital, Betong Hospital, Debak Health Clinic, Saratok Hospital, Kanowit Hospital, Mukah Hospital, Dalat Hospital, Sarikei Hospital, Tatau Health Clinic, Bintulu Hospital, Limbang Hospital and Lawas Hospital. — DayakDaily