KUCHING: The Tanah Putih Health Clinic at Jalan Kwong Lee Bank here yesterday received brand new furniture and wheelchairs from the elected representatives of Democratic Action Party (DAP).
The donations comprised plastic chairs (30 units), wheelchairs (4 units), conference room table (1 unit), conference room chairs (10 units) and executive chairs (51 units).
Bandar Kuching Member of Parliament, Dr Kelvin Yii Lee Wuen and Pending State Assemblywoman, Violet Yong delivered the items to the clinic yesterday.
Yii said Tanah Putih Health Clinic was one of the historic clinics in Kuching. When he was a boy, he always came to the clinic.
“The building is old and it had been neglected for many years under the previous government administration.
“We have seen that it lacks basic equipment such as wheelchairs, waiting chairs for patients, proper tables for doctors and proper office chairs for the administrative staff and doctors.
‘We visited clinics like this in Kuching to find out the needs and hear from the doctors and also the patients to see how we can help improve the quality of healthcare provided.
“So today, we use some of our allocations to buy equipment and furniture and also some personal donations into acquiring wheelchairs amounting to about RM18,000,” Yii added.
He said the contributions were from Violet Yong, himself, Padungan State Assemblyman, Wong King Wei and Deputy Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs, Chong Chieng Jen.
Yii disclosed they had also secured donations for the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and a few schools.
Meanwhile, Yong said previously, they had donated wheelchairs to SGH.
On behalf of the Tanah Putih Health Clinic, Medical Officer, Dr Nazarina Ismail thanked Yii and Yong for the contributions.
“A lot of the chairs are broken. So these will help a lot,” she said.