HOSPITAL PLANS IN NABAWAN FOR PENSIANGAN
The Federal Goyernrnent plans to build a hospital for the residents of Pensiangan. Deputy Minister of Rural and Regional Development Tan Sri Joseph Kurup said the hospital was necessary to ensure the good health of the residents there.
Kurup, who is also the President of Parti Bersatu Rakyat Sabah (PBRS), said the Nabawan Health Clinic which has been operating since 1973 needed to be upgraded as the number of patients had been rising while staff were limited.
“The Pensiangan area is very big and it burdens people in terms of transportation when they are referred to other hospitals as in Keningau for treatment. As such it Is necessary that a hospital be built in Nabawan which is located in the middle of the Pensiangan Parliamentary constituency,” Kurup told reporters after a briefing and visit to the Nabawan Health Clinic here
Kurup said the clinic attended to an average of 4,500 patients a month and had a staff of 69 personnel and two medical officers.
The Nabawan district has five health centres in Salong, Sepulut, Pegalungan, Pensiangan and Tibow, he said. “This district needs a hospital and we are planning for it,” he said. According to Kurup, the Health Minister would visit the district soon. Bernama