ASAJAYA: An allocation of RM11 million has been approved by the federal government to provide X-ray services as well as build an additional block at the Asajaya Health Clinic.
Kota Samarahan MP Rubiah Wang said the additional building, which will include pathology, laboratory, and pharmacy services, is important in ensuring that the health services provided are complete and meet the needs of residents in Asajaya.
“As for the clinic in Samarahan, I have suggested for an additional building to also be constructed and now we are waiting for approval from the ministry.
“On my part, I have approved the allocation for the construction of a new parking lot, seeing as the existing area is very narrow and too many cars have to park along the roadside outside the clinic,” she said.
She said this during a recent visit by Deputy Health Minister II Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang to the Asajaya Health Clinic and Samarahan Health Clinic.
He was invited by Rubiah, who wanted the federal government administration to see for themselves the requirements that need to be improved in providing sustainable health services.
She said the visit was important to provide an understanding on the true depiction of patient congestion at the Samarahan Health Clinic, allowing this issue to be overcome effectively in the future.
Rubiah expressed her commitment along with Aaron in ensuring that the issue of congestion of patients and lack of necessary facilities can be effectively addressed in stages.
Also present at the visit were deputy director (Management) of the State Health Department (JKNS) Paul Sazin Riget and Samarahan Division Health officer Dr Nur Fatihah Oh Abdullah.