Mat Hasan defends Rantau health clinic plans under his administration

Mat Hasan defends Rantau health clinic plans under his administration

SENDAYAN: Rantau’s BN candidate Mohamad Hasan defended the healthcare plans for Rantau under his administration on the basis that there were constraints that halted efforts to upgrade the health clinic.

He said that his team were looking for a site for the construction of Rantau health clinic as replacement to the existing one that was in dire need of extensions and repairs.

“We wanted to upgrade (the Rantau health clinic) and it is in our policy and it was approved but there was no land near the Rantau clinic area.  The place was not suitable for renovation so we gave that approval to the Lenggeng clinic,” he said.

“There is no government land around the Rantau health clinic.  We have to incur huge costs if we were to purchase land. Some issues are not as simple as we think it to be,” he said at a meet the candidate event held at Taman Nusari Bayu in Bandar Sri Sendayan yesterday.

Mohamad who is better known as Mat Hasan was responding to calls by Pakatan Harapan candidate Dr S Streram that there was no need for a hospital to be set up in Rantau and an upgrade to all aspects of the health clinics was more vital.

The Umno leader also echoed Streram on the fact there was no need for a hospital in Rantau since the area is close to three hospitals located in Port Dickson, Seremban and Rembau.

He also blasted off Streram over claims that there was no hospital constructed in Rembau parliament.

“He should know what he is talking about as a candidate and he is by no means an ordinary person. He is a doctor.

He can’t shoot off his mouth like an unintelligent person. Speak the truth. If one wants to make an accusation make sure it is true.

“The Rembau hospital is ready. Go see it yourself.  The hospital is ready but the Health Ministry has not started the operations as they wanted to use new equipment.

If Dr Streram claims there are no hospital in Rembau, it means he is drunk again.  Don’t say I accuse him of being drunk, that’s a joke. He should know what he is talking about.

Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad previously said that the government had to incur an additional cost of RM8 million following the delay in the construction of Rembau Hospital that was supposed to be ready on 8 September 2016.

The construction of the hospital began in Sept 2013 with an original cost of RM96 million that increased to RM104 million.

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