25/06/2024 01:12 PM

KUALA KANGSAR, June 25 (Bernama) -- The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah graced the opening ceremony of the Kuala Kangsar Health Clinic here today.

Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, Raja Muda of Perak Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, Raja Puan Besar of Perak Raja Nazhatul Shima Sultan Idris A’fifullah Shah and Raja Di Hilir Raja Iskandar Dzurkarnain Sultan Idris A’fifullah Shah were in attendance.

Their Royal Highnesses arrived at 11.08 am and were welcomed by Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Saarani Mohamad and his wife, Datin Seri Aezer Zubin.

Also present was Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

At the ceremony, Sultan Nazrin signed a plaque as a symbolic gesture of officiating the clinic.

Meanwhile, Dzulkefly, in his speech, said the Kuala Kangsar Health Clinic building was built under the 11th Malaysia Plan at a cost of RM 20.75 million and has been operating since Jan 4, 2021.

He said the clinic provides primary healthcare services for the Kota Lama Kiri, Kota Lama Kanan, Sayong and Senggang sub-districts, with an estimated population of 60,000 people.

“This clinic offers holistic services through outpatients and emergency services, counselling services by psychological officers, medical laboratories, pharmacy, X-ray services and rehabilitation.

“Two family medicine specialists have been stationed at this clinic along with 11 staff members of various positions, as well as a periodontics specialist and 37 staff members for the Dental Clinic,” he said.

Dzulkefly said the health clinic plays a vital role in transforming the delivery of primary healthcare, adding that since its operation, the number of visitors has increased from 300 to 400 people per day in 2021 to between 500 and 700 people per day in 2023.

He mentioned that services outside the facility are also provided to increase access for certain groups through health teams, school teams, and domiciliary care teams for those requiring home care.


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