Changes to health centre services in Belait

Izah Azahari

The Ministry of Health (MoH) through the Department of Health Services announced changes to services across all health centres in the Belait District, in view of the COVID-19 situation in Brunei Darussalam.

Effective today, members of the public with symptoms such as fever, cough, cold or respiratory problems will only receive treatment at the Seria Health Centre, which has been designated as a specialised flu clinic for treating flu cases only. Meanwhile, the flu clinics at other health centres in the Belait District are temporarily closed.

Alternatively, they can opt to visit the Sungai Liang Health Centre or SARI Centre at Suri Seri Begawan Hospital.

The Seria Health Centre is open to the general public residing in the Belait District, and operates from Monday to Thursday and Saturday (except during public holidays) from 8am to 2pm during Ramadhan and from 7.45am to 12.15pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm during normal days.

Meanwhile, the Sungai Liang Health Centre and SARI Centre at Suri Seri Begawan Hospital in Kuala Belait are open on Fridays, Sundays and public holidays from 2pm to 5pm and 7.30pm to 9pm during Ramadhan, and 2pm to 9pm on normal days.

As for the transfer of locations of other services at the Seria Health Centre, the Basic Health Care Services Division’s Chronic Disease Clinic and General Clinic have been moved to the Kuala Belait Health Centre, operating from 8am to 2pm during Ramadhan or 7.45am to 12.15pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm on normal days.

Pharmacy services for non-flu related cases have been transferred to the Pharmacy Division, Suri Seri Begawan Hospital. Pharmaceutical Services including ‘call and collect’ and ‘auto refill’ have been transferred to the Pharmacy Division of the Suri Seri Begawan Hospital. It can be reached at 3340424.

The Community Psychiatric Services have been transferred to the Mental Health Unit, Suri Seri Begawan Hospital; and Blood Collection Services to the Blood Collection Division at the Suri Seri Begawan Hospital. For the Community Nutrition Clinic, patients will be contacted directly.