Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Another Health Scandal in Sabah -How many more millions of Tax payers money is going to be wasted again?
A reliable source has been received with regards to the set up of a new company Srinexis Logistics Sdn Bhd formed to take over the sterilization of certain hospitals including QEH, LIkas, Tambunan, ranau, pitas ( the new hospitals which was just started operations 2007) and nearby Kota Kinabalu Klinik Kesihatan and Dental clinics.
The plan to start taking over all of the sterilization process in this hospitals and clinics. The payment would be similar to like Faber. However the quantity but fine details have not been mentioned yet. Target within 6 months time . There was a briefing done last week to representives from all involved facilities. In difficult times, privatization schemes are a burden on facilities run by the government while the allocation has already been cut for medicines and laboratory required reagents and test kits which is more importance to the well being of the patients.
The health privatization is a big shame or scam to the health in Malaysia for we will be producing more cronies, worse still cronies that could not even deliver a decent, reasonable standard of care to the scope work awarded to, thus wasting our tax payers' monet to buy medical equipments, which usually can last 10 years but reduced to a shelf life of 5 years. The money should have been saved to help the poor and needy instead.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Motorist complained and asked why the relevant authorities have yet to remove this piece of eyesore after 1 month since the incident has happened If the parts of the vehicle is integrated, it may flung wildly onto passing by vehicles what more nowadays we are experiencing heavy winds. This will invariably caused massive traffic accident and possibly human casualties. Thenafter will cause heavy traffic jam to the already ongoing repair works done to the Jalan Lintas- Kepayan Highway.
PKR PenampangP174/N19 hoped the relevant authorities will take swift action to remove this potential hazard.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
The recent press statement by the Singapore Government to invest $4billion Singapore dollars in Healthcare Infrastructure over the next 5 years and also the China's Cabinet government in announcing that the country will invest 850 billion yuan (S$187 billion) on improving the health care system over the next three years is a clear indication that these government puts the Health agenda as their top priority in this time of economic gloom.
The most interesting point in these stimulus packages is that both of these governments have made details and clearly indicated how are the billions of dollars are to be spent. On the top of the agenda will be including a revamp of public hospitals, redevelopment of older hospitals, medical centres, building new community hospitals and boosting capabilities in treating chronic diseases such as strokes, kidney failure and other age related conditions.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The District of Penampang needs a district hospital urgently. There is a district hospital each in Kudat (170 beds), Kota Marudu(170bed), Pitas, Papar, Keningau and also Tuaran etc etc ; in actual fact each district in the state of Sabah has a district hospital, so why Penampang has yet to have one its own district hospital.
This need is even more critical in view of the recent physical developments in Queen Elizabeth Hospital. If the authorities concern had the foresight and vision, the Penampang District Hospital should have been built 10 years ago, then the hospital in Penampang will be a place where part of deployment of services and wards from the recent building crisis in Queen Elizabeth Hospital can be situated without moving to other district hospitals that is geographically inconvenient to the general public or the rakyat.
Many claimed before Queen Elizabeth Hospital is in Penampang, however, Queen Elizabeth Hospital is primarily a tertiary hospital and is also a teaching hospital for the State of Sabah, so there is no question at all in terms of justifying another district hospital in Penampang.
It is quite disheartening because Penampang is one of the fastest growing districts towards municipality status in terms of modernization and urbanization in terms of development i.e. 3 cultural centres (KDCA, Monsopiod & Penampang Cultural Centre), a state of the art 10 Million dollar District Office and having the longest mall in Sabah called megalong yet Penampnag can only boast of one public health clinic and one more in the conception plus some rural health clinics.
With the recent rapid development of residential areas in Penampang all along Jalan Bundusan, Jalan Penampang and Jalan Papar lama, it is all more than justifiable to have a district hospital which offers basic outpatient and inpatient services (Medicine, Surgery, Obstetric and Gynecology), thus this will further reduce and ease the congestion in Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
I believe, the issue of a hospital in Penampang should not be politicized as many residents especially from the rural pockets of the Penampang area have yet to have access to basic health care, many of the villagers that I know of had to collect money from the neighbors in order to make a decent trip to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in order to seek medical attention. Why can’t we have a hospital in Penampang to reach out to their needs? If an airport terminal can be built within 18 months, I do not see why a district hospital cannot be built within 24 months. We urge the relevant authorities to look into this matter seriously. – for the sake of the people in Penampang and beyond.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
To Fail To Plan is To Plan To Fail (Part II)
The recent controversial issue of the railway track between the State Railway Terminal in Tanjong Aru and Putatan Town and further on to Tenom is another heartbreaking event to the people of Sabah especially to those who are residing and running their business in the vicinity.
The delay 137 days and 83 days respectively of completing the railway upgrade works which resulted in the fining of the two company concern (Suria Capital Holdings & Hikmat Asia Sdn Bhd) is a proof that the contractors concerns are not carrying out their duty professionally. When I was working overseas, there was hardly any delay when comes to completing any government infrastructures, because the contractors concern will work round the clock rain or shine to ensure the dateline is being made.
Among the complains were
Protests from residents. Our Question is simple : Why were these issues not resolved before the works began?
The safety of the students who studies in SRJK( C) Hwa Shiong and Jalan Takis of which the main access to the school is right in front of the railway track which will pose a hazard to the pedestrians?
The closure of illegal crossings near Putatan Stations Many developments especially commercial developments have started very near to the Putatan Stations which resulted in drop of business who operates in the vicinity as the access road provided by the developers were deemed as illegal by the Railway Stations.
Many residents and business operators when asked were visibly very upset because their elected representatives have turned a deaf ear to their cry. This has caused them much anxiety as their school children’s safety are affected, their business plans (both present and future) are also affected.
Our question is who should be the team leader in handling this project? What are the roles of the elected representatives in those areas who are affected? Why are they not taking part in ensuring the infrastructures are being implemented without having to come to such a mess. The answer is simple : “ To Fail to Plan is to Plan to Fail” and it has cost the tax payers money of RM334.8 Million Ringgit.
Therefore, we should take heed to the famous sayings of the President Elect of USA- Barrack Obama, : This is the time to Change so that the government is by the People For the People and not for the Irresponsible Politicians.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
7 Jan 2009 Re : Parking Woes in Taman Chemei, Lido Shop House
Shop owners and business traders of LidoShop Houses Taman Chemei are unhappy with the current traffic jam in the area. PKR Penampang Division- Deputy Chief Dr. Roland Chia revealed today.
The reason being, a rental car company based in Taman Chemei, Lido Shop House has been parking at least 10 of their commercial vehicles the parking lot for long hours thus denying traders and customers the facilities to park their vehicles.
Shop traders of Lido, Taman Chemei Shp houses are unhappy, business has dropped recently due to economic recession and this is compounded by frustrated customers and public who are driven away due to difficulty in finding car parks in the area.
A frustrated Public Bank Lido customer was at the scene told the complaints bureau that many have gone to other branches because of the acute shortage of car parks.
PKR Kepayan wish to seek answers from DBKK on the licensing requirements of car rental companies operating in busy commercial areas. By right, they should have a car yard to store all their cars so as not to deprive the public from the difficulties of getting car parks.
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