Government hospitals play a vital role in the public health sector especially for the B40 and M40 groups of the society. As such the development projects of public hospitals should be designed to cater for the above mentioned groups.
However this does not seem to be the case with Kajang Hospital. The hospital is limited to a single block of three storey, and the wards are clearly overcrowded.
Facilities are also lacking for patients and members of the public who care for the sick. For instance there are no heater facilities for bathing and the cleanliness of the toilets are at pathetic levels.
There are no first, second or third class facilities to differentiate the wards.
What is needed for patient care in Kajang Hospital is an additional block with adequate facilities for the B40 and M40 group of patients. It should be build with high quality materials and be on par with other government hospital wards.
Currently an additional structure to maintain the water tank is being built which is expected to be completed in a couple of months.
In view of the upcoming 14th general election, I would like to draw the attention of Prime Minister Najib Razak into this matter. Both the prime minister and Health Minister Dr S Subramaniam visited the hospital during the Kajang by-election three years ago.
Subramaniam even promised a new hospital block during the by-election campaign. Unfortunately his promise remains just that.