Medical assistance for old folk in Kuala Baram

Lee (in blue shirt) talking to a patient at Tudan Polyclinic. — Stephen THEN/ The Star

MIRI: A pioneer project will take off here to reach out and provide medical assistance to old folk in Kuala Baram.

Tudan Polyclinic will start the project by identifying senior citizens among 200,000 population of the district, 20km north of Miri.

Teams will be formed to go to residential estates and gather information on the residents health status and will recommend medical assistance if necessary.

Polyclinic staff will then follow up with health checks, hygiene programmes, healthy food programmes and gatherings.

Senadin assemblyman Datuk Lee Kim Shin announced the outreach project after visiting Tudan Polyclinic.

“Tudan Polyclinic caters to a population of 200,000 people now.

“Residential estates here are very big,” he said at a press conference.

Lee said he had discussed with the polyclinic management and through the project he hoped senior citizens in the area could lead longer and healthier lives.

“This is also a form of community service that is meaningful and charitable,” he added.

He said the number of old folk in Miri was rising every year and thus it was vital to pay more attention to this group of people.

Lee said a survey was being carried out now to determine the actual number of people aged 60 years and above in Kuala Baram.

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