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Long-delayed govt clinics await
By C. Premananthini
SUBANG JAYA: Two government clinics will soon be
available in Subang Jaya.
Chong Swen (second from right) and MCA party
members are working hard to realise the plan.
Yong Chee Choong
One will treat minor
ailments and injuries while the 1Malaysia clinic
will be equipped with facilities for medical
check-ups and x-rays.
Kelana Jaya parliamentary division liaison
officer Ong Chong Swen relayed the good news at
the Kelana Jaya parliamentary office at the
Regalia Business Centre in USJ 1.
The clinics will be in USJ 1, in Jalan USJ 1/2
or near the Angsana apartments, she said.
Ong said the process of establishing the clinics
took time because the Health Ministry and the
local council had to approve the plans and the
former to provide the allocation before
construction could begin.
She said the 1Malaysia clinic had received the
green light but not the RM200,000 allocation.
The site for the other clinic is awaiting the
Health Ministry's approval.
Under the Ninth and Tenth Malaysia Plans, about
RM30 million had been set aside for the
setting-up of clinics.
"The project is slow to realise because of the
many processes it has to go through. We wrote a
letter in 2009 and received the approval of both
parties, the ministry and the council, in 2010.
"The project got delayed because the site
proposed by the local council was too small. We
started looking for a site to build the
government clinic and the search took us a
year," said Ong.
One of the sites identified is on educational
reserve land behind Apartment Jati 1 and 2 .
A letter has been submitted to the Education
Ministry, she said.
"It was the only vacant site we could think of.
There may be many empty plots of land here, but
they are privately-owned.