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Thursday September 13, 2012

Another 1Malaysia Clinic opens

A NEW 1Malaysia Clinic was opened recently in USJ1, Subang Jaya, making it the third 1Malaysia Clinic in the Kelana Jaya Parliament constituency.

After renovation was completed, the clinic was handed over to Petaling District health officer Dr Mohamed Ismail Abdul Samad by the contractor’s representative .

Present to witness the handover were a representative of Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Kelana Jaya parliamentary constituency coordinator Ong Chong Swen, and Selangor Health Department (Public Health) deputy director Dr Zainudin Abdul Wahab.

Dr Zainuddin said there were more than 100 1Malaysia Clinics in operation nationwide.

<b>First patient:</b> Ong (seated, left) being examined by Dr Veeny as some others look on after witnessing the handover of
the 1Malaysia Clinic in USJ1, Subang Jaya. First patient: Ong (seated, left) being examined by Dr Veeny as some others look on after witnessing the handover of the 1Malaysia Clinic in USJ1, Subang Jaya.

“At the moment, there are 11 1Malaysia Clinics in Selangor, with another seven clinics at various stages of approval and renovation,” he said.

“The operating hours of the 1Malaysia Clinic is from 10am to 10 pm. It is seven days a week, including public holidays. The registration fee per visit is RM1 for Malaysians.”

The 1Malaysia Clinic in USJ1 is equipped with three examination rooms, a pharmacy, a laboratory and a store room.

Though a qualified hospital staff is presently stationed at the clinic, there is possibility of making arrangements for a medical officer to visit based on a predetermined schedule.

Ong thanked Dr Mohamed Ismail and his staff for their cooperation, and those who had in one way or another contributed to the establishment of the clinic.

“It took only four months to set up the 1Malaysia Clinic in USJ1, from the day the site was identified to completion of renovation works,” she said.

“The two other 1Malaysia Clinics in the Kelana Jaya parliamentary constituency are located at Lembah Subang, Petaling Jaya, and Kampung Lindungan, both in Petaling Jaya.

“The clinic in Lembah Subang was officially opened by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in 2010.”

Ong said the next project she has in mind is the KK3 health clinic, which will have a capacity to treati 500 patients a day.

“A 2.02ha plot of land at Jalan USJ 1/32 has been identified as a suitable site for this clinic,” she said.

“Senior deputy health director (development) Datuk Jagjit Singh and officers from the Health Ministry have inspected the land, which is a school reserve land.

“The Health Ministry will have to apply for the land from the Education Ministry.”

Ong said the Health Ministry needs at least a 1.62ha land to build a KK3 health clinic.

A smaller 0.29ha site in USJ1 that had earlier been suggested after several discussions with the local council was deemed insufficient in size for the KK3 health clinic.

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