Wednesday, July 24

Govt told to hasten construction of new quarters for Skrang Clinic

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Assistant Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Development Rosey Yunus, who is Bekenu assemblywoman, walks together with Rayong as they leave the DUN Complex after the adjournment of the sitting in the morning.

THE government is urged to expedite the construction of new quarters for the medical staff of Skrang Clinic at Skrang Scheme.

Engklili assemblyman Dr Johnichal Rayong Ngipa said four quarters of the clinic were demolished to give way to the Pan Borneo Highway project.

He noted that currently, the medical staff of the clinic have to commute to work from Betong.

“Though the clinic stations one staff to take night shift in case of serious emergency, one staff is not enough to handle serious cases,” he said in his debate on the State Budget.

Rayong also hoped that Phase II of the upgrading of Ulu Skrang Road would be done as soon as possible in accordance with the specified specifications, for which the government had allocated RM28.5 million.

The upgrading of the road, he added, would include replacing the existing wooden bridges with steel and concrete bridges; building sewer system; repairing the damaged road surface, and repairing the drains.

“The upgrading project would benefit 25 longhouses, three primary schools in Ulu Skrang, including one health clinic in Nanga Entalau.

“It will also be able to further enhance the level of social and economic life of Engkilili people, especially in Ulu Skrang,” he said.

Rayong also requested that a bridge to link Rh Dau, Nanga Entalau, Ulu Skrang, with the health clinic and the school be built.

He also said suspension bridges are needed at Rh Ambu, Emperan and Rh Mengga, Panchor, which are also in Ulu Skrang,.

“All the requested projects use the same allocation and spec of Ulu Skrang Road Upgrading Project Phase II,” he said.