Clinic extension to improve patient flow

Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman (left) being briefed by DBKU Infrastructure Service Department deputy director Mohd Faisal Adenan (right) on Kampung Pinang Jawa Mother and Child Clinic plan while others look on. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: The extension works of the Kampung Pinang Jawa Maternity and Child Health Clinic’s ground floor in Gita would help to improve the flow of patients, said Tupong assemblyman Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman.

Explaining the extension of the ground was suggested by the clinic staff, he said the space at its former site at the library of Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) at the ground floor will be built as the new waiting space area for pregnant mothers and newly born infants.

“I have approved an additional allocation of RM120,000 under RTP fund for the extension of the ground floor. The space which previously was occupied by DBKU library will be built as the new waiting area for patients who are mostly pregnant mothers and those nursing their newly born infants,” he said when met with reporters after officiating at the opening ceremony of the completed Rural Transformation Programme (RTP) project under Tupong constituency here at the newly completed Surau Darul Rahmah in Kampung Gita Tengah today.

Fazzrudin said the move to expand the space was necessary to improve service for patients due to the increasing number of its visitors nowadays.

“The challenge that the clinic is facing now is limited waiting space for the mothers.

“Because the clinic has to comply with the new standard operating procedure (SOP) guideline, the existing waiting area now becomes limited and it is not able to accommodate the big number of patients.

“The clinic today receives about 120 to 150 patients per day,” he added.

He also revealed that he had identified a new site to relocate the library.

“I have spoken to DBKU and I have identified a suitable site to relocate the library, just nearby here in the village area,” he added.

For the record, the clinic project was developed under the Rural Transformation Project (RTP) for Tupong constituency area which started on August 19 last year and was completed on December 16 with a total cost of RM100,000.