Monday, January 7, 2013

Better health for Sabahans with more 1Malaysia clinics

Posted by Smookiekins On 1/07/2013 03:17:00 PM

Five new 1Malaysia clinics have been opened last week, bringing the total number of clinics in the state to 23.

Assistant State Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Jainab Ahmad said the new clinics are located in Kampung Likas, Tanjung Aru, Kepayan and Telipok here and in southwestern Sipitang.

“More 1Malaysia clinics will be built this year in areas such as Beaufort, Kinabatangan, Kota Belud, Lahad Datu, Pitas, Sandakan and Tenom.”

The clinics, as part of the Cost of Living NKRA initiatives, are not only situated in rural locations as the residents in the urban areas also require access to affordable healthcare.

“Many are in the low-income group and they need help because of the higher cost of living.

“Such clinics will help reduce the financial burden of these people who include the disabled and single mothers,” she said.

Sabah Health Department deputy director Dr Jamail Muhi said that healthcare is available at a nominal amount of RM1 for Malaysians including medication.

The clinics have the capability to attend to 100 patients a day and will be open from 10am to 10pm daily, including public holidays.

Source: The Star


  1. klinik 1Malaysia byk memudahkan rakyat mendapatkan rawatan.

  2. Seven more 1Malaysia Clinics (K1M) will be established 2013 making a total of 27 in Sabah.

  3. Putatan district now has two K1M established at Ketiau and Putatan Jaya

  4. This effort by the State Health Department is testimony to the government’s aspiration of addressing the needs of the community in the urban and rural areas by giving them access to facilities and health services

  5. patients seeking treatment at K1M need only pay RM1 if they are Malaysians and RM15 if they are not. Malaysian senior citizens are exempted from paying any fees at K1M

  6. the services provided at the clinic included basic treatment for fever treatment, cough, flu, follow-up checks on patients suffering from chronic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes and asthma, as well as procedural treatment such as wound cleaning, laboratory checks on cholesterol levels and so on.

  7. non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Sabah to carry out charity works that would benefit the less fortunate.

  8. the role of NGOs was to complement the efforts of the government through its voluntary activities.

  9. Through charity work, NGOs can draw the attention of the public, particularly those who are not involved in such activities to offer their assistance

    1. their assistance would help lessen the burden of the community, particularly those who are less fortunate and in need.

  10. The government’s decision to set up 1Malaysia clinics to serve the urban poor is a laudable one that would be most welcome especially by those in the lower income group.

  11. More planning and funds need to be channeled to provide for the basic needs of this group of citizens who are major contributors to the development of the nation. Neglecting them will only lead to many social ills in cities and major towns.

  12. The 1Malaysia clinic concept is indeed a positive move in caring for the welfare of these urban poor.


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