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If BN given mandate, Selangor’s water, dengue issues will be solved – PM

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KAJANG –  Barisan Nasional (BN) will solve Selangor’s chronic dengue issue – which stems from a lack of cleanliness – if given the mandate to govern in the 14th General Election.

In his speech during the ground breaking ceremony of the Women and Children’s Complex of the Kajang Hospital on Saturday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the issues of poor hygiene and water cuts have been badly affecting Selangor folk – both of which would be solved by a BN-led government.

Najib said Selangor should not be labelled ‘Darul Sampah’ and ‘Darul Denggi’ because of the incompetency of its government, led by the opposition.

“Water cuts in Selangor are now a top priority (that need to be) solved. In addition, we also have the dengue and uncleanliness issues.

“I give you the guarantee that if BN is given the mandate again for Selangor, all these issues will be solved by us,” he said.

The prime minister also pointed out the problems faced by Selangor residents following the infamous “Kajang Move” in 2014.

“There are two ‘Kajang moves.’ One which benefited the people, and another which only gave more trouble to the people.

“The Kajang Move by the opposition was unfulfilled. Although Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah won the by-election, it only created bigger problems for the people,” Najib said.

He added that in contrast, the Kajang move undertaken by him is a success – a reference to the launch of the MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line and the building of the Kajang Hospital’s Women and Children’s Complex.

Also present during the ceremony were Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S.Subramaniam, and Selangor Federal Action Council (MTPNS) president Tan Sri Noh Omar,

The upgrade works for the women and children’s complex, worth RM304.5 million, was approved by Najib in the 2016 Budget after his surprise visit to the hospital on September 8, 2015.

During the visit then, he had noted that the hospital, built in 1889, needs the assistance of the government for upgrading works in terms of facilities and safety for the comfort of the patients and the hospital staff.

“The surprise walkabout was made unannounced because I wanted to see the real situation of the hospital. If given notice, I’m sure there would have been some arrangements and I would have not seen the actual situation there,” he said adding that even the Health Minister was not aware of the walkabout.

He said the result of the walkabout then, the groundbreaking ceremony of the complex was made all the more eventful and once completed, the complex would be a modern hospital equipped with highly specialised equipments and facilities.

The complex, which would be completed in 2021, will comprise of 272 beds which includes bed for the obstetrics and gynaecology ward, children’s ward, intensive care unit, high dependency unit, neonatal intensive care unit and special care nursery.

The complex would also have 14 labour rooms, six operating theatres and facilities for specialists and outpatient clinics, as well as multilevel parking spaces. – NST