KUANTAN, An allocation of RM12.156 million has been channelled to upgrade health clinics in poor and dilapidated condition throughout the state, said Pahang Public Works, Transport and Health Committee chairman Datuk Mohammd Fakhruddin Mohd Ariff.

He said all the projects started in mid-year and so far, 25 have been completed while the remaining 17 projects are still under construction with completion expected in mid-December.

In Pahang, there are 337 clinic facilities which include 93 health clinics, mother and child health clinics (three), community clinics (10) and rural clinics (231).

“The Pahang Health Department (JKNP) has also listed other poor health facilities that need to be upgraded in 2024 and is awaiting the approval of the Ministry of Health (MOH),” he said here today.

Mohamad Fakhruddin, who thanked the federal government for the allocation, also referred to the Paya Pasir Village Clinic in Maran which is one of 42 clinics involved, which cost RM382,000 and was upgraded within the stipulated six months.

“The village clinic upgrade uses a ‘typical design’ developed by the JKNP Engineering Unit. This design differs from the existing rural clinic design with the addition of examination and treatment rooms from one to four rooms,” he said.

There is also an addition of two toilets, a waiting room, a breastfeeding room and a storage room for equipment, with the ‘typical design’ to be used in the upgrading of eight more rural clinics in the state.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency