MORE SPACE NEEDED AT KAN­GAR HOS­PI­TAL

New Straits Times - - News -

PARK­ING woes at Tuanku Fauziah Hos­pi­tal in Kan­gar, es­pe­cially dur­ing vis­it­ing hours in the af­ter­noon and evening, are con­tin­u­ing to pose prob­lems for hos­pi­tal vis­i­tors.

Many have to spend al­most half an hour cir­cling the build­ing just to find a park­ing space, with some even re­sort­ing to dou­ble park­ing when the search ends in vain.

A lec­turer, Azrul Nizah Yu­soff, said it is a has­sle for those want­ing to visit rel­a­tives or friends as they were wast­ing pre­cious time dur­ing vis­it­ing hours search­ing for a place to park.

“It is even worse for pa­tients, es­pe­cially the el­derly or preg­nant women. Some even have to park out­side the build­ing.

“Imag­ine how far they have to walk in their poor health con­di­tions. Most park­ing spa­ces in the hos­pi­tal looks like they are be­ing oc­cu­pied by the staff.

“We need more park­ing spa­ces to cater to the staff and in­creas­ing num­ber of pa­tients, es­pe­cially af­ter Block B was com­pleted and be­gan op­er­at­ing last year,” said the 37-year-old mother of four.

PIC BY AZHAR RAMLI

Park­ing spa­ces are so lim­ited at Tuanku Fauziah Hos­pi­tal that some vis­i­tors re­sort to dou­ble park­ing or park­ing out­side the build­ing.

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