KOTA KINABALU: Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will have one of the nation’s first Smart Teaching Hospital.
Prime Minister, Dato Sri Najib Tun Razak, when making this announcement yesterday said that the UMS Smart Teaching Hospital would be an iconic project that would benefit not only students at the university but also the people.
“It will provide medical services at a very minimun cost,” he said at the launch of the UMS Teaching Hospital development project at the university.
He also mentioned that Malaysia has been recognised as one of five countries in the world with the best healthcare services.
“If you go to any 1Malaysia clinic or government clinics / hospitals, the fee is RM1. That is not even 30 cent in US. There are no other countries in the world (doing this),” he said.
He added that the country wants to do even better, and improve the facilities rendered to the rural areas.
Najib explained that good health facilities were crucial in the rural areas and cited that during his visit to Nabawan with the Chief Minister, Tan Sri Musa Haji Aman, there was a person who was being treated for scorpion sting.
“The scorpion went inside the person’s pants and stung…there are still such cases like these in Sabah, so we need more health amenities here,” he said.