More Government Hospitals to be built in Malaysia

The Ministry of Health, Malaysia had received approval to build 11 hospitals in 2013. These are located at Parit Buntar Hospital (Perak), Shah Alam Hospital (Selangor), Tampin Hospital (replacement), Rembau Hospital (Negeri Sembilan), Bera Hospital and Rompin Hospital (Pahang).

The others are the Kuala Krai Hospital and Bachok Hospital (Kelantan) and Lawas Hospital, Petra Jaya Hospital and Sri Aman Hospital (Sarawak).

According to the Deputy Health Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya,  "Out of 140 Government hospitals throughout the country, 14 including Kuala Lumpur Hospital are categorised as state hospitals, 26 as major and minor specialist hospitals, 66 as non-specialist hospitals and eight as special medical institutions."

The Minister added that the construction of a health clinic for the district at a cost of RM25 million is expected to start in 2014.

He said the Health Ministry aims to reduce the doctor-population ratio to 1:400 by 2020 from 1:700 now.

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