Hospital is a must have facility for a developing city and the state of Sabah being rich with natural resources can't even allocate any sum to build a hospital in Kota Kinabalu. The government of Malaysia didn't even have a budget for such in the Ninth Malaysia Plan.
The current hospital in Kota Kinabalu, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is already in severe congestion and patients were being transfered to other hospitals in the state of Sabah to overcome the congestion. Is such transfer, even though temporarily, a good planning?
In order to build a hospital, I think the general calculation is about RM1,500,000 per hospital bed. Say, a 500-beds hospital will cost RM750 million to construct. But soon you will see a major development plan being implemented costing more than RM750 million somewhere in Malaysia where it could be delayed.
Reading: Sabah won’t get hospital yet - Star
Tags: Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Ninth Malaysia Plan, Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital