YB Kelvin Yii handover medical and non-medical equipment worth a total of RM 210, 000 to SGH that will be used in different departments

91

YB Kelvin Yii, Member of Parliament for Bandar Kuching paid a courtesy visit to Sarawak General Hospital(SGH) to meet with the hospital management, doctors and nurses to discuss on the different needs of the hospital and how we can work together to provide a better environment for the staff and also the patients

On top of that, we also officially handover medical and non-medical equipments worth a total of RM 210, 000 to the hospital that will be used in different departments including the Emergency Department, Urology Vascular and Wound Care, Ophthalmology Department, Surgical, Physiotherapy and others for the convenience of the patients and staff.

During my earlier visits to the hospital, we had multiple discussions with the management on the different needs of the hospitals including equipments to help with the flow and also patient care in the hospital. So together we identified the priorities and through my office we came up with the necessary allocations to purchase these essential equipments.

These equipments include defibrillators, vital sign monitor, syringe and infusion pumps, ECG machine, professional blood pressure monitors, recumbent bicycles, ward round trolleys, medication trolleys and many others.

We also purchase multiple high quality link chairs that has be used to replaced the broken plastic blue link chairs in different places around hospital including the specialist clinics, emergency department and other common areas.

We hope that through this the quality of patient care can be improved in the hospital as well as create a better environment for the patients. My office also contributed RM 5,000 to the Persatuan Kakitangan Hospital Umum Sarawak to help take care of the welfare of the workers in the hospital.

On top of these equipments, i have contributed a further RM 20,000 to the Ahli Lembaga Pelawat Hospital Umum Sarawak to organise more health events outside the four walls of the hospital and bring basic primary healthcare in the community. They have so far organised free PekaB40 health checks in public shopping malls and are planning more in different locations all around Kuching for the convenience of the public.

Sarawak General Hospital is the biggest and only tertiary hospital catering for patients from all over whole of Sarawak. I am looking forward to work with them to the best of my capacity to help provide a good environment for the patients as well as staff as an appreciation for their hardwork, commitment and sacrifice.