GENERAL

RM80 MLN IMMEDIATE ALLOCATION FOR NATIONAL HEART CENTRE IN SABAH - PM ANWAR

20/04/2024 05:11 PM

KOTA KINABALU, April 20 (Bernama) -- The Federal Government has granted an immediate allocation of RM80 million to establish a National Heart Centre in Sabah, which would make it the second largest heart treatment centre after the National Heart Institute in Kuala Lumpur.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim highlighted that the need for the heart centre arises from the state's insufficient capacity for cardiology services, leading many individuals to seek treatment in Kuala Lumpur.

"The cardiology services at Hospital Besar Kota Kinabalu (Queen Elizabeth 2 Hospital) currently include specialist clinics, invasive and non-invasive catheterisation laboratories, cardiothoracic surgical theatres, three specialists, and 120 trained nurses. However, I believe this is not sufficient for the needs of Sabahans.

"Therefore, I hereby announce the establishment of a special facility, namely the National Heart Centre Sabah, located in the Kota Kinabalu Hospital Complex. With this, we will immediately add three specialists and trained support staff," he said.

He announced this during his speech at the National MADANI 2024 Aidilfitri celebration, officiated by Sabah Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Juhar Mahiruddin today.

Also present were Deputy Prime Ministers Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi and Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof, as well as Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor.

The Prime Minister also advised the public to maintain their health by eating moderately, reducing sugary and fatty foods, and increasing physical activity to prevent heart disease.

Anwar further stated that the Federal Government also agrees with the Sarawak government's proposal to establish a National Cancer Centre in Kuching.

The ceremony was further livened up by the attendance of thousands of residents since 8 am, savouring the array of delicious food served and the presentation of cultural performances.

-- BERNAMA


BERNAMA provides up-to-date authentic and comprehensive news and information which are disseminated via BERNAMA Wires; www.bernama.com; BERNAMA TV on Astro 502, unifi TV 631 and MYTV 121 IFLIX channels and BERNAMA Radio on FM93.9 (Klang Valley), FM107.5 (Johor Bahru), FM107.9 (Kota Kinabalu) and FM100.9 (Kuching) frequencies.

Follow us on social media :
Facebook : @bernamaofficial, @bernamatv, @bernamaradio
Twitter : @bernama.com, @BernamaTV, @bernamaradio
Instagram : @bernamaofficial, @bernamatvofficial, @bernamaradioofficial
TikTok : @bernamaofficial

© 2024 BERNAMA   • Disclaimer   • Privacy Policy   • Security Policy