Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hospital Not An Urgent Issue

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



Blogger bZbee said...

'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.' FYI..the federal gov takes 95% of Sabah's resources..leaving only 5% to the state..(it shows how stoopid the leaders of Sabah's are...most of it which comes from crude oil..and Sabah has the 2nd largest oil reserve in M'sia, even greater than Brunei..but it goes to KJ and Murphy...

And since Sabah has no money to build another hospital...they are instead building another bridge to link F.t labuan to Sabahs shore...i guess the who gets the project is much more important than who gets treated...

They're lots of controversy in the land of Sabah ever since Harris time..then it got worse when the unwanted party came in...I wont be surprised if the Native land title which is only for the bumiputeras for them to own or buy land will soon be called tanah rezab...meaning..people from tanah melayu can also own lands in Sabah..which is not supposed to happen...

Slowly things will change...but for the benefit of the certain individuals only....So i really hope that Sabahan fellows can together save our people and lanf from nasty beast...

25 March, 2009 07:58  
Anonymous jeremytuah said...

Mini Budget: RM60bil stimulus package.. Programmes in Sabah and Sarawak:"For this purpose, a sum of 1.2bil will be allocated. The government will also take action to resolve issues related to health services in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah."
How's that??..Whose promise is that?? I am Sabahan and live in KK, so I know the urgency to have our QEH 'back'.. Having to transfer here and there (as what happened to my cousin who had appendicitis recently) was a major inconvenience.. From QEH Kecemasan, admitted at QEH old building, then transferred to SMC, Likas, back to QEH...omg.. headache..

25 March, 2009 12:55  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

bzbee - yeah ... that connecting bridge to labuan is a waste of money if compared to the necessity of having a well equipped hospital now

jeremy - can see where u are coming from since u experienced the unwanted situation yrself

26 March, 2009 03:17  
Blogger Kay Leaf said...

Everyday saw and heard the ambulances here and there. Rushing all the patients to the right destination.

In difficult times, privatization schemes are a burden on facilities run by the government while the allocation has already been cut for medicines and laboratory required reagents and test kits which is more importance to the well being of the patients.

All the VVIP govt don't know thinking about what?

26 March, 2009 21:53  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

kay - didnt know such short posting by me can trigger lenthy comments from readers

27 March, 2009 00:31  

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