TUARAN: Sabah will have the most number of 1Malaysia Clinic by year-end, with the Health Ministry having set a target of 20 of such facilities here. Deputy Health Minister Datuk Rosnah Abdul Rashid Shirlin said eight were already operating, with the clinic at Taman Sri Rugading being the latest launched yesterday.
Another one is under construction while the locations for the other 11 have been identified and in the process of being set up. She said this included areas in Penampang, Beaufort, Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu and Keningau. “However, two of the clinics in operation have been upgraded to a Health Clinic, respectively at Sulaman Centre here and Taman Bandar Leila in Sandakan, to cope with the higher number of patients.
“The upgrading means that these clinics now have doctors or medical officers instead of assistant medical officers, for managing more serious cases,” she said at the clinic launch at Taman Sri Rugading.
Rosnah added there were a total of about 100 1Malaysia clinics in the country. “With Sabah expected to reach 20 clinics within this year, it will have the highest, followed by Johor, Sarawak and Selangor,” she said.
TheBorneoPost Online: 02 Mac 2012