Saturday, February 20, 2010

Third 1Malaysia clinic now open

KUANTAN: The people in Kampung Padang Jaya near here will no longer have to go to a nearby town for basic medical care after a 1Malaysia clinic was opened there.
It was the third such clinic in the state after the first two were opened in Kampung Kempadang near here and in Temerloh, last month.

Some 10,000 residents in Kampung Padang Jaya and neighbouring areas will be able to seek treatment at the clinic.

Staff nurse Hafizannor Yusuf, 36, said since the clinic opened on Jan 4, they had treated about 2,000 patients.

"The high number of patients shows that the public are confident with the quality of services we provide."

The clinic also serves patients from other neighbouring areas as the nearest clinic is located 15km away in the town and Sungai Lembing.

Sukarno Lohim, a 45-year-old government servant, said the clinic had made it easier for the residents to get basic medical care.

"The service is good as I don't have to wait too long.

"It's also located near my house so I don't need to go to town to seek treatment for minor illnesses."

The 1Malaysia clinic has been set up to provide the poor and lower-income people with medical treatment for minor illnesses at a minimal cost.

It is being manned by qualified medical assistants who can handle minor cases such as fever, cold, flu and asthma. The clinic also provides the nebuliser for chronic asthmatic patients.

*Taken from NST Online

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