THE more than 40-year-old Jementah health clinic will be upgraded with RM200,000 allocation from Segamat MP R Yuneswaran.
Yuneswaran said the allocation would be used to add parking spaces at the clinic besides beautifying its exterior.
“There are between 10,000 and 15,000 people here who depend on the facility.
“The clinic has not seen any upgrades for decades despite the growing population in Jementah.
“The most pressing issue is lack of parking. I hope we are able to solve the parking problem,” he said, adding that construction would start soon.
He said an old quarters building behind the clinic would be demolished to build a parking area that could accommodate 60 vehicles.
“Currently, patients park by the roadside because there is no parking space and this has caused safety concerns.
“Moving forward, we also plan on upgrading some facilities at the clinic,” he said, adding that it only had two beds.
Yuneswaran said he was tapping into the Segamat MP office’s RM2mil allocation to carry out improvements in the constituency.
“I have channelled the allocation to mosques, schools and several government buildings this year.
“Some of the projects are expected to begin construction while others are already underway,” he said, adding that this included RM288,940 allocation for the Segamat police headquarters.
“The police station is another old building in dire need of upgrading,” he said.
“The money is being used to improve toilets and other facilities at the station as well as upgrading a club house.”