Healthcare boost for Sabah folk

Monday December 24, 2012


KOTA KINABALU: All five 1Malaysia clinics in Sabah will be open by the end of the week, bringing the total number to 23 statewide.


Assistant State Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad said the clinics located in Kampung Likas, Tanjung Aru, Kepayan and Telipok here and in southwestern Sipitang were in the final stages of completion.


She said this after officially opening the Kampung Likas 1Malaysia clinic yesterday.


“More 1Malaysia clinics will be built next year, including in Beau-fort, Kinabatangan, Kota Belud, Lahad Datu, Pitas, Sandakan and Tenom.”


Jainab said 1Malaysia clinics were not just being built in rural areas but also urban locations as many people there need access to affordable healthcare, too.


“Many are in the low-income group and they need help because of the higher cost of living.


“Such clinics will help reduce the financial burden of these people who include the disabled and single mothers,” she said.


Sabah Health Department deputy director Dr Jamail Muhi said that people would receive quality healthcare for a minimal fee of RM1, including medication.


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