Saturday, May 02, 2015

Clinic finally taking shape in Kg Terian: Resort to rescue of 1,400 folks

Kota Kinabalu: Some 1,400 people in remote Kg Terian near the Crocker Range Park need not have to walk for hours anymore to get medical treatment.
Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa's construction of a concrete two-storey clinic is running on schedule and due for completion in July.
"When the construction of this clinic is completed, the villagers living around this area can finally get easy access to medical advice and health-care. They have had to endure hours of walking just to get basic health care in the past," said the resort's general manager, Andrew den Oudsten, who visited the site recently.
He is happy with the progress of the construction.
The construction of Kampung Terian's clinic is one of the resort's corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, which it undertakes yearly to assist the local community.
"We are working closely with Mercy Malaysia (also known as Medical Relief Society Malaysia) to build and equip this health clinic for the villagers," he said. The clinic comprises a consultation room downstairs and living quarters for the nurses and visiting doctors upstairs.
The resort is also working closely with its business partners and friends to provide these villages with basic medical facilities. Once completed, the clinic will be handed over to the Ministry of Health. While he was there, den Oudsten and his team distributed bars of soap made in the hotel, under another CSR initiative "Soap For Hope".

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