New kidney dialysis centre ready next March

Datuk Lee Kim Shin

MIRI: The new Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) Kidney Dialysis Centre in Permyjaya is expected to be ready by March next year.

Senadin assemblyman Datuk Lee Kim Shin said the dialysis centre was now 50 percent completed.

He said construction work had been slightly delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in the state.

“The project is estimated to cost RM5.43 million. This is the result of a contribution of RM3 million from the Sarawak government while the rest are contributions from the public as well as charities,” said Lee who is also Transport Minister.

He was met after a visit to the construction site of the new MRC Kidney Dialysis Centre in Permyjaya here on Monday (Nov 16).

Lee pointed out that the existing dialysis centre at the MRC Miri Complex at Jalan Bulan Sabit had 342 patients and was congested due to increasing number of patients.

“It is expected that 125 of the 342 kidney patients at the existing dialysis centre will be transferred to the new dialysis centre.

“The new centre will have about 40 dialysis machines and can accommodate 240 patients.

“This also helps reduce the congestion of patients at the main centre,” explained Lee.