No more dilapidated clinics in Sabah by next year

There would be no more dilapidated clinics in Sabah next year as Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad gave his word that all 58 dilapidated clinics would be repaired this year.

An allocation of RM21.5 million have been set aside for this purpose.

“Three clinics have been completed with 55 more to go. This underscores our commitment to addressing the issue of dilapidated clinics across the country.

“We aim to complete them before the end of 2024. There will be no rollover to 2025,” he said at the launch of Malaria, Tuberculosis, and Leprosy Day, in Kota Kinabalu.

A total of RM10.8 million was spent on repairing 23 clinics last year, 19 of which have been completed.

Four more clinics are slated for completion this year, he said.

There are up to 401 dilapidated clinics throughout the nation for which RM150 million have been allocated for repair and reconstruction work.

Six clinics have been repaired with 208 more in the implementation phase, he said.

Dzulkefly said the clinics offers treatment to everyone, including illegal immigrants, who needs it.

“Anyone seeking treatment at our facilities will receive it. Failure to treat them could lead to them becoming carriers,” he said.

READ ALSO: Safeguard fishermen’s interest too while pursuing economic initiatives