Friday, January 1, 2010

DUN Sitting (Day Four): Voon calls for govt clinic or mobile medical team for Batu Lintang

(Nov 04, 2010)

KUCHING: Batu Lintang constituency badly needs a government clinic or at least a regular mobile medical team to provide medical services to the people living in the area.

This was among the issues highlighted by Voon Lee Shan (DAP-Batu Lintang) when debating the Supply (2011) Bill 2010 and a motion to refer the Resolution on the Estimates of Development Expenditure 2011, at the DUN sitting on Wednesday. He told the august house that the constituency was experiencing a growing population and should not be left without a government clinic.

He stressed that the government should understand that the existing government clinics outside the constituency were always crowded and could no longer meet the needs of the increasing population.

“The government should also understand that the money spent on building the proposed 100-storey skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur would be a waste of public money. This huge sum should be used for construction of hospitals and medical care facilities instead.

“The government should realise that if people are healthy, productivity will increase and there would be less money spent on medical care. In view of this need, it is proposed that a government clinic be built on the empty piece of land that formerly housed the food stalls in Tabuan Jaya or if that is not suitable, I suggest that a plot of land should be acquired somewhere at the Ong Tiang Swee Road,” he said.

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