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Dr Faizul to launch his book ‘A Community Doctor in Miri’ June 9

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Dr Faizul with a copy of his book ‘A Community Doctor in Miri’.

MIRI: Former State Deputy Director of Health and Miri Divisional Health Officer Dr Faizul Mansoor will launch his book ‘A Community Doctor in Miri’, a memoir of his stint as a public health doctor from 1983 to 2014, on June 9 (Saturday) at the public library here.

Dr Faizul said he took almost two years to complete the book of his experience as a doctor in the public health service in the state.

“This book captures my work in Sarawak and to give an insight about the working life of a doctor in hospital as well as doctors in the public health sectors and I was fortunate to work in Miri  for nearly 31 years (interspersed with few years in Sibu and Kuching) and saw Miri changing from a laid back coastal town to the present beautiful city it is today.

“I have detailed about the events happening before this in all areas throughout Miri town, Marudi, Long Lama, Bekenu, Niah and even the interior of Baram including the dengue and cholera cases in Miri and malaria cases in rural Miri and the remote jungles in Baram,” he told reporters at a press conference here yesterday.

Dr Faizul said the book is an appreciation to the government and the people for accepting him to work with them and a reminiscence about events that has happened in and around Miri.

“This book is also to acknowledge the commitment and sacrifice of those involved, especially the Medical Assistants (MA), Community Nurses (JM) and the boatmen who worked in extreme conditions to provide health care for villagers,” he added.

The 318 page book has more than 200 photographs from his personal collection and during the book launching the first 40 copies of the book will be sold at a special price of RM30 per copy.

Members of the public are invited to the book launching starting 9am at Pustaka Miri and Piasau assemblyman Datuk Sebastian Ting and Telang Usan assemblyman Dennis Ngau are expected to attend.