In dire need of specialists

Patience: Norma, who has been living in Tanjung Karang since 1970, goes for regular medical check-up but when it comes to her eye problem, she is referred to Sungai Buloh Hospital.

RESIDENTS in Kuala Selangor and Tanjung Karang hope the new hospital will cut down on their travelling time and long wait.

There are not many specialists in the existing Tanjung Karang hospital. As such, many of the cases have to be referred to the Sungai Buloh and Selayang hospitals.

Patients recounted having to wait for hours because of the lack of specialists.

Norma Mustafa, 53, who has been living in Tanjong Karang since 1970, has to go to Sungai Buloh Hospital for her eye check-up.

“Life will be easier if there is an eye specialist here.

“Then I will not have to spend so much time and money travelling to Sungai Buloh.

“I really hope the new hospital will have more specialists in several fields,’’ she said.

Kuala Selangor resident P. Gunasakaran, 59, who is staying in Taman Meranti, points out that most of the people here are poor.

“Many people rely on the public hospital for treatment,” he said.

Prabu Parameswaran and H. Rajachandran, 23, also said a new hospital was much needed.

Prabu, from Bukit Rotan, Kuala Selangor, said his grandfather is a heart patient and if he had to be admitted to the Sungai Buloh or Selayang hospitals, it would be difficult for family members to visit and take care of him.

Walaiti Selamat, 59, expressed disappointed about the lack of information about the project and the delay.

Indian national Saif Wasiullah, 43, who is staying in Ladang Banjir, Tanjong Karang hoped the new hospital would have good public transport facilities.

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