KUCHING, May 22 (Bernama) -- Sarawak has been allocated RM1.096 billion
under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) to implement public health infrastructure
projects in the State, State Public Health and Community Development Minister,
Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh said here, today.
He said out of this amount, RM372 million had been approved under the second
rolling plan, mainly for the construction of three hospitals in Sri Aman, Lawas
and Petra Jaya (Kuching).
"For the rural areas, two projects which are the health clinics in Long
Jekitan, Baram and Nanga Tada, Kanowit had also been approved," he told the
State Assembly in his winding up speech for his ministry.
He said for this year, a sum of RM1.998 million had been approved for
upgrading and maintenance works of 49 projects.
Another RM9.075 million, had been allocated by the Implementation and
Coordination Unit (ICU) of the Prime Minister''s Department to upgrade rural
health clinics under the Government Transformation Program (GTP), he added.
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Meanwhile, Wong told the assembly that Sarawak recorded a dramatic decrease
in the occurrence of communicable diseases such as Dengue and Malaria for the
last two years.
He said Dengue cases had dropped by 77 percent from 4,240 cases in 2010 to
974 cases in 2011.
As of May 19 this year, a total of 415 cases were reported as compared to
433 cases during the same period in 2011, he said.
According to him, the incidence of Malaria decreased 62.8 percent from 2,802
cases (2010) to 1,761 (2011).
"As of May 19, 2012, a total of 491 cases were reported as compared to 745
cases during the corresponding period in 2011," he added.