RM104 mil Rembau Hospital to be ready in June

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad says the two health clinics in Rantau and Bandar Baru Sendayan are also being upgraded.

PUTRAJAYA: The RM104 million Rembau Hospital in Negeri Sembilan will be opened in June, Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad said.

The 76-bed hospital, the construction of which began in September 2013, will be part of a hospital cluster with Tuanku Ja’afar Hospital in Seremban, meaning specialists from there will visit the Rembau Hospital regularly to provide their services, he said.

“The opening of the hospital will be a boon to residents in getting the best health services,” he told reporters after meeting with pharmaceutical industry players here today.

The Rembau Hospital, which was supposed to be opened in September 2016, was among the issues raised by candidates contesting in the Rantau by-election during the first two days of their campaigning.

Dzulkefly said the upgrading of the two health clinics in Rantau and Bandar Baru Sendayan was on schedule involving a cost of RM35 million each.

The health clinics would have quarters for their staff and provide support and clinical services to about 800 patients a day, he said

On another matter, Dzulkefly said the ministry would announce a special mechanism to implement price controls on drugs in the market.

The mechanism, to be announced before the end of the year, would focus on the supply chain and the role to be played by pharmaceutical industry players.

The Rantau by-election on April 13 will see a four-cornered contest among Pakatan Harapan’s Dr Streram Sinnasamy, Barisan Nasional’s Mohamad Hasan and two independents, Mohd Nor Yassin and Malar Rajaram.