TAIPING (Bernama) – The Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah officially opened the Simpang Health Clinic yesterday.
Also present at the ceremony were Raja Permaisuri of Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad and members of the Perak State Executive Council.
Construction of the health clinic measuring 60.7 hectares and located near the town of Taiping began in 2012 and was fully operational on April 27, 2015 with a total construction cost of RM14.7 million.
The clinic’s operational areas covered the mukim Simpang which has 43 housing estates and eight villages with an estimated population of 56,650 people recorded this year.
Earlier, Dr Dzulkefly in his speech said among the objectives of the construction of the Simpang Health Clinic were to provide a comprehensive and holistic health services using the “one-stop centre” approach for the community.
“Major services provided included outpatient clinic, mother and child clinic, emergency services and dental clinic. In addition, support services such as pharmaceutical, laboratory, radiology, food science and rehabilitation services are also provided,” he said.