Min­is­ter: Open your eyes, Guan Eng

New Straits Times - - News -

GE­ORGE TOWN: Health Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr S. Subra­ma­niam has chided Chief Min­is­ter Lim Guan Eng for ask­ing the min­istry to ful­fil its prom­ises to up­grade hos­pi­tals and health clin­ics in the state with­out de­lay.

Deny­ing that there had been any de­lay, he said the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment had im­ple­mented nu­mer­ous med­i­cal projects for the ben­e­fit of the peo­ple na­tion­wide.

Dr Subra­ma­niam said the min­istry would re­build the Women and Child’s Block at the Pe­nang Hos­pi­tal for RM250 mil­lion.

“There are plans to build an­other block at the Se­berang Jaya Hos­pi­tal for RM486 mil­lion. There is a pro­posal to up­grade the Ba­lik Pu­lau Hos­pi­tal, and we are look­ing for a suit­able place for an out­pa­tient clinic here.

“So, a lot of things are hap­pen­ing in Pe­nang. Maybe the chief min­is­ter has not opened his eyes to see all th­ese things,” he said af­ter launch­ing the In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal De­vices Con­fer­ence 2017 here yes­ter­day.

Present were Health di­rec­tor­gen­eral Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Ab­dul­lah and state Health De­part­ment di­rec­tor Datuk Dr M. Suku­mar.

Dr Subra­ma­niam was re­spond­ing to a post­ing on Lim’s Face­book page on Mon­day, where he ex­pressed hope that projects to up­grade hos­pi­tals and health clin­ics in the state, promised by the min­istry, would be im­ple­mented with­out de­lay.

PIC BY RAMDZAN MASIAM

Health Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Dr S. Subra­ma­niam (cen­tre) with Health di­rec­tor-gen­eral Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Ab­dul­lah (right) at the In­ter­na­tional Med­i­cal De­vices Con­fer­ence 2017 in Bayan Baru, Pe­nang, yes­ter­day.

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