Govt to upgrade 94 Armed Forces Hospital in Terendak Camp, says Ismail Sabri


94 Armed Forces Hospital commanding officer Brig Jen (Dr) Mohamed Hatta Manis (second from left) briefing Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob on the hospital in the Terendak Camp in Melaka.

MELAKA (Bernama): The government has allocated RM40mil to repair the 94 Armed Forces Hospital at the Terendak Camp in Sungai Udang here, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Defence Minister said the allocation was just a beginning and the repair works were expected to start in June next year to solve the issue of basic facilities at the hospital including water, electricity, operating theatres, intensive care unit (ICU) and patients’ rooms.

"To date, we have received RM40mil from the government and the amount is indeed not enough because it is only to solve pressing issues.

"The hospital is too old, since it was built in 1964. This hospital cannot continue in the long term. If we only make repairs, there will be other damage in future and it will not solve problems other than it can only take minor surgical cases," he said.

"To me, what is important and truly ideal is to build a new 94 Armed Forces Hospital as a long-term solution. A request will be made to the government for allocations to build this new hospital," he said.

He was speaking at a media conference after visiting the hospital here Saturday. Also present was Army chief General Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain.

Ismail said the ministry would seek other initiatives to obtain allocations to realise the aspiration of building a new hospital on a site measuring 1.21ha to 1.61ha site if the application (to build a new hospital) was rejected by the government.

Currently, he said the hospital, which was 56 years old, could only accommodate 114 patients at any one time, including civilians.

The Defence Ministry currently has five hospitals - Armed Forces Hospital (AFH) Tuanku Mizan in Kuala Lumpur; 94 AFH in Melaka; 96 AFH Royal Malaysian Navy in Lumut, Perak; Syed Sirajuddin Camp Army Hospital in Gemas, Negeri Sembilan; and AFH Wilayah Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Ismail Sabri said. - Bernama

MELAKA (Bernama): The government has allocated RM40mil to repair the 94 Armed Forces Hospital at the Terendak Camp in Sungai Udang here, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Defence Minister said the allocation was just a beginning and the repair works were expected to start in June next year to solve the issue of basic facilities at the hospital including water, electricity, operating theatres, intensive care unit (ICU) and patients’ rooms.

"To date, we have received RM40mil from the government and the amount is indeed not enough because it is only to solve pressing issues.

"The hospital is too old, since it was built in 1964. This hospital cannot continue in the long term. If we only make repairs, there will be other damage in future and it will not solve problems other than it can only take minor surgical cases," he said.

"To me, what is important and truly ideal is to build a new 94 Armed Forces Hospital as a long-term solution. A request will be made to the government for allocations to build this new hospital," he said.

He was speaking at a media conference after visiting the hospital here Saturday. Also present was Army chief General Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain.

Ismail said the ministry would seek other initiatives to obtain allocations to realise the aspiration of building a new hospital on a site measuring 1.21ha to 1.61ha site if the application (to build a new hospital) was rejected by the government.

Currently, he said the hospital, which was 56 years old, could only accommodate 114 patients at any one time, including civilians.

The Defence Ministry currently has five hospitals - Armed Forces Hospital (AFH) Tuanku Mizan in Kuala Lumpur; 94 AFH in Melaka; 96 AFH Royal Malaysian Navy in Lumut, Perak; Syed Sirajuddin Camp Army Hospital in Gemas, Negeri Sembilan; and AFH Wilayah Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Ismail Sabri said. - Bernama

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
   

Did you find this article insightful?

Yes
No

100% readers found this article insightful

Next In Nation

Medical student tests positive for Covid-19 in Melaka
Health Ministry sets up 213 Covid-19 assessment centres to help patients undergoing home treatment
Covid-19: 3,631 new cases, highest death tally of 18 bring total fatalities to 660
Covid-19: Cases up by 3,631 bringing total to 176,180 (updated daily)
PKA says Northport has developed action plans to reduce congestion at port
Not wearing face masks in crowded areas tops SOP violations; 228 arrested for this offence, says Ismail Sabri
Melaka govt wants to protect rights of condo buyers, regulate Airbnb
Ismail Sabri: EMCO at immigration detention depot in Pekan Nenas from Jan 23-Feb 5
Law firm starts crowdfunding campaign to help Mongolian in civil suit against ex-cop
Boy with stage four leukemia gets to be a cop for a day in Penang

Stories You'll Enjoy