KOTA KINABALU: A health clinic is being constructed at a remote village on the mountainous Crocker Range thanks to the state’s first resort.
The double storey clinic at Kampung Terian, some 25kms from the city, was being built by the ShangriLa Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa.
Resort general manager Andrew den Oudsten said the health facility that would serve the 1,400 people living in the vicinity of the village was due to be completed in July this year.
“Once the clinic is completed the villagers in the area can finally get easy access to medical advice and health-care,” he said during visit to the project site last week.
“They have had to endure hours of walking just to get basic health care in the past,” den Oudsten noted in adding that he was happy with the progress of the construction.
The construction of Kampung Terian’s clinic was one of the resort’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, which it had been undertaking every year to assist the local communities.
“We are working closely with MERCY Malaysia to build and equip this health clinic for the villagers,” he said.
The clinic comprises a consultation room downstairs and living quarters for the nurses and visiting doctors upstairs.
The resort is also working closely with its business partners and friends to provide these villages with basic medical facilities.
Once completed, the clinic will be handed over to the Ministry of Health.
Den Oudsten and his team distributed bars of soap made in the hotel, under another CSR initiative “Soap For Hope”.