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Posted: 16 Jan 2012 06:59 AM PST

Going ahead with 1Malaysia clinic

Health Ministry proceeds with set-up despite resistance against having a nurse-run establishment

SUBANG JAYA: The Health Ministry will set up a 1Malaysia clinic to serve Subang Jaya residents despite opposition against the move.

The residents, led by state assemblyman Hannah Yeoh, have expressed concern over whether nurses and health assistants at 1Malaysia clinics were in the position to legally treat patients and prescribe medication.

They want a government health clinic, run by a qualified doctor and medical staff, instead.

Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said she was aware of the residents' concerns and said the ministry had studied and discussed these issues with various government agencies and non-governmental organisations.

However, Rosnah said the 1Malaysia clinic would serve its purpose for residents in USJ and the surrounding areas.

"The ministry had previously set up a health clinic in Medan Maju Jaya in March 2007, which serves the surrounding areas, including Bandar Sunway," she said.

"Subang Jaya residents can also seek medical attention from the health clinic in Medan Maju besides the other clinics in Kelana Jaya and Puchong." 

Yeoh said she was disappointed the ministry was going ahead with its plan to set up the 1Malaysia clinic.

"I have raised the matter with the relevant authorities and the ministry on several occasions but to no avail," she said.

"There is already an allocation under the Ninth Malaysia Plan for the construction of a government clinic that will be able to operate like any other health clinic with qualified doctors and medical staff to serve the needs of the public."

She also said the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) had identified a suitable plot of land in USJ 1 for the construction of such a health clinic.

Last week, Yeoh accompanied members of the Subang Jaya senior citizens club to a meeting with ministry officials to discuss problems faced by the residents seeking treatment at nearby health clinics.

She said the clinics already served densely-populated areas and the residents would prefer to seek treatment "in their own area".

Yeoh said in addition to having to wait for long periods, some of the residents had to stand for hours because of the lack of chairs.

Rosnah said there should not be any problem for senior citizens to collect their medicines as it could be done by their spouses or children.

1Malaysia clinics were first set up more than a year ago.

Since the announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak of a RM10 million budget allocated for the project, 50 such clinics have been established throughout the country.

No reason for delay in getting a government clinic

Posted: 16 Jan 2012 06:49 AM PST


No reason for delay in getting a government clinic

SUBANG Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh is urging the Health Ministry to give priority to the setting up of a government clinic in the township.

Yeoh said there should be no reason for the delay as there is   an allocation  under the Ninth Malaysia Plan and the Subang Jaya Municipal Council had identified a plot of land in USJ 1 for the construction of the clinic.

Without a government clinic in Subang Jaya,  residents of  Subang Jaya, Bandar Sunway and USJ   are forced to seek medical treatment in government clinics  as far as Kelana Jaya and Puchong.

Yeoh said in December 2009, the council had given permission to the Petaling district health department to build a government clinic and had allocated a plot of land measuring 0.3ha at USJ 1/33 in Taman Subang Permai.

However, Yeoh said the ministry refused to build it as it claimed it was not suitable during a site visit in early last year.

Seeing the urgency for a government clinic, Yeoh  scouted for another site herself. She suggested that it was also feasible to acquire brand new shop lots in USJ 1 to set up the government clinic.

The ministry officers assured Yeoh that they would submit the suggestion but she has heard nothing from them till now.

During a dialogue with members of the Senior Citizens Club Subang Jaya and ministry officers last week, Yeoh said   grouses were raised.

"The nearest government clinic to Subang Jaya is in Kelana Jaya.

"The club members complained about having to go there very early in the morning and waiting in a long queue. On top of that, there aren't enough chairs for them to sit while waiting.

"Because they are given medicines which will only last a month, they have  to  repeat the tedious process monthly. For Subang Jaya folk to have their own clinic makes sense," she said.

After the dialogue concluded, Yeoh, along with ministry officers, visited the USJ1 site and she was promised that a push would be given for the government clinic to materialise.

"Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai should know that Selangor folk are also tax payers and they contribute RM16 billion to the Federal Government's revenue.

"They have a right  to a government clinic and they ought to benefit from the services.

"Having Subang Jaya folk travel to Kelana Jaya to seek medical treatment only adds on to the number of patients there.

"In Subang Jaya, a plot of land has already been identified. If it is  small, then just build a small clinic with basic facilities.

"I hope the focus will not be too much on the infrastructure aspect  but on providing service to the people, which should be paramount. We do not need a state-of-the-art government clinic," she said.

The government clinic, added Yeoh, is  to benefit senior citizens, urban poor, single parents, students and those living below the poverty line. Over at the Angsana low-cost flats alone, Yeoh said there are 8,000 households.

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