By Suhaila Shahrul Annuar
KLANG, March 19 — The Kapar Hospital, which is expected to address the overcrowding of patients at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, should be completed by 2026.
Klang MP V Ganabatirau said this was brought to the attention of Deputy Health Minister Lukanisman Awang Sauni, during a question-and-answer session in the Dewan Rakyat recently.
“Kapar Hospital is very close to this area (Bandar Bukit Raja), and once it has been developed it will reduce the severe congestion at Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah.
“I raised this matter in Parliament and was answered by the Deputy Health Minister, who said the Kapar Hospital will be completed in 2026,” he said after completing the Kayuhan Menjunjung Kasih 2022 cycling event, at the Sime Darby Sales Gallery in Bandar Bukit Raja earlier today.
Earlier, the Raja Muda of Selangor Tengku Amir Shah agreed to participate in a 50km cycle ride with 938 participants.
Previously, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said the construction of a hospital in Kapar would be a long-term solution to resolve the excess patients in public facilities.
Ganabatirau, who is also the state executive councillor for socio-economic development, said providing infrastructure and sustainable development in Bandar Bukit Raja is of vital importance to the surrounding residents.
“I raised a number of issues related to Bandar Bukit Raja in Parliament, including the issue of floods and the lack of schools in the area, because we have seven sites (school reserves) in Bukit Raja but which have not been built yet.
“Last week, the Education Ministry informed me that primary schools will be developed in this year’s budget. I have been made to understand the residents’ demand for secondary schools in Bandar Bukit Raja is also quite strong,” he said.