Tuesday, June 20, 2006

More clinics under 9MP

Star: SEGAMAT: The more than 4,000 government clinics nationwide are not enough to cope with the increasing number of people needing health services, said Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek said.
Therefore, the Government has to build more clinics, especially in Sabah and Sarawak and the east coast states of Terengganu, Kelantan and Pahang, he said.
These would be built under the 9th Malaysia Plan, he told reporters here yesterday.
“It is not true that we are only concentrating on building hospitals. We also give attention to the need for health clinics,” he added.
Dr Chua said from the RM10.5bil allocated to the ministry under the 9MP for these projects, Johor would receive RM1.04bil. Besides this, RM3bil would be spent on improving medical equipment.
“It is our duty to provide the facilities and equipment especially for districts that do not have private health care services,” he said.

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