Monday, 18 May 2009

Sabah government should revive portfolio for Ministry of Health


Sabah government should revive portfolio for Ministry of Health

The proposal to set up a state-own hospital in the old Wisma Khidmat building in Karamunsing, is welcomed by the Sabah DAP. The Proposal is to covert it into a private hospital utilizing a sum of RM 100 million sourced by the Sabah Credit Corporation, and it is going to be a Sabah state-own Hospital.

The Kota Kinabalu Member of Parliament Dr. Hiew King Cheu supported the idea although this comes very late, and after all the problem and happening arising to the medical health services in Kota Kinabalu, but none the less, it is better than nothing happens.

The 18% shares holding of the State government in the Sabah Medical Centre (SMC), after the sale of the SMC complex to the Federal government Health Ministry, should be disposed off, and the share value should worth some RM 70 million. This amount should be utilized to finance the initial cost of the new state hospital here.

On the other hand, due to the slackness and non delivery of the Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Hiew proposed to the Sabah State Government to revive the Portfolio of the Ministry of Health in the Sabah Cabinet with the jurisdiction to under take all the health matter and development directly including all the administration. The Federal government shall provide our share of the money under the Malaysia Agreement for the purpose. There were a Health Ministry in Sabah in the past, and it was handed over to the Federal later until now. The idea for a Sabah Health Ministry is supported overwhelmingly by many Sabahan through out the state. This is because this hospital problem had really caused us a lot of dismay, discomfort, live lost, agony, and anger, “enough is enough”! This is way the Sabah State government wanted to establish its own hospital to ease the pressure and try to save lives now. The federal ministry had totally failed the Sabahan.

There will be a better future for the hospital if managed directly by the Sabahan, at least there will not be a “remote control” and “east-west” problem. Sabahan knows their own door-step problems, we do not have to peg the central for help at least. Sabahan is capable now to handle its own problem, and we should be given the chance to handle and to solve our problem.

The Sabah Government has to seriously consider this proposal by the Sabah DAP, if not they too shall equally fail the Sabahan, so act now!

Dr. Hiew King Cheu, KK MP cum Sabah DAP State Chairman















沙巴州政府应重新成立沙巴卫生部
沙巴民主行动党欢迎把原亚庇民事雇员合作社大楼改建为州政府私人医院的建议。 并且将由沙巴信贷公司以马币一亿令吉融资把前合作社大楼改为私人医院使用,这将是沙巴州第一个自己的医院。

亚庇国会议员邱庆洲博士支持这项建议,虽然该建议迟了一点,而且在亚庇市医疗发生问题才出现,但尽管是如此,总比好过没有。

本州政府在沙巴医学中心(SMC)拥有18 %的股份,当该私人医院由联邦政府卫生部收购后,该股份价值约马币七千万令吉。 州政府应该脱手该项股份而将该数额资助新州医院的部分费用。

另一方面,由于联邦卫生部的懒散和不积极,邱博士建议沙巴州政府重新成立沙巴卫生部,包括所有该部门的行政,能够直接处理一切问题与发展工作。 根据马来西亚协议,联邦政府也必须给予资助。 过去在沙巴州有过自己的卫生部和两位卫生部长,后来被移交联邦政府至今。 这项成立沙巴卫生部的建议已受到极多沙巴人的支持。 这是因为联邦政府所管辖的医院及医疗设备,确实给本州人民带来很多的问题,困扰,痛苦和愤怒, 使到沙巴人民已受够了! 因此使到沙巴州政府建议建立自己的医院,以减轻目前所面对的问题,并且希望能挽救更多的宝贵生命。 沙巴人民对联邦政府已经彻底的失望 。

如果该医药服务和行政是直接由沙巴人自己来处理,这将会有一个更高的效率和成绩,至少不会出现‘远程控制’和‘东马,西马’的问题。 因为沙巴人比较清楚及有直接关系和明白自己所面对的问题,而不必一直仰赖中央政府的帮助。 现在沙巴的人已能够有能力,人才,学识及经验来处理医药服务,我们应该给于机会来成立自身的沙州卫生部。
沙巴州政府必须认真考虑沙巴民主行动党的建议,不然他们也同样辜负了沙巴人民,所以现在就应立即采取行动!