SEMENYIH, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- The Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate, Muhammad Aiman Zainali, is to strive to get a district hospital built here if he gets elected as the assemblyman in the by-election on March 2.
Muhammad Aiman said most of the constituents he had met since the election campaign began last Saturday had voiced their concern over the absence of a hospital here.
“Many people feel that Semenyih needs a district hospital. The existing health clinic is incapable of coping with a large number of people.
“I understand their problem because I also live here. The people now have to go to the congested Kajang Hospital for treatment. InsyaAllah (God willing), this issue will be looked into if I am elected the assemblyman,” he told reporters after meeting several constituents here today.
At a function here last night, Selangor Menteri Besar Amirudin Shari said the state government was prepared to cooperate with the federal government if there was a plan to build a hospital in Semenyih.
“The state government decided recently that if there is a sufficient allocation from the federal government, we are prepared to provide a nominal sum for the construction of a hospital here.
“The matter has to be seen on a case-by-case basis because it comes under the National Land Council. I believe it can be settled when we identify a suitable site,” he said.
Muhammad Aiman is defending the seat for PH in a four-cornered contest that also involves Zakaria Hanafi of the Barisan Nasional (BN); Nik Aziz Afiq Abdul of Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) and Kuan Chee Heng, an independent candidate.
The by-election is being held following the death of the assemblyman, Bakhtiar Mohd Nor, of Bersatu/Pakatan Harapan of a heart attack on Jan 11.