Friday April 6, 2012
Two new clinics for Subang
TWO public healthcare facilities
— a 1Malaysia Clinic and a health clinic — will
soon be provided in USJ 1, Subang Jaya.
Kelana Jaya parliamentary co-ordinator
and Kelana Jaya MCA chairman Ong Chong Swen
announced the good news to residents in a
briefing session at Kelana Jaya MCA service
“In November last year, we
applied for a 1Malaysia Clinic in USJ 1 and
received approval from the district health
office in February this year.
“The application was submitted
when we finally found a suitable lot in USJ 1,
after failing to find a suitable place in SS13
and SS19,” she said.
She added that renovation works would commence
as soon as the allocation of RM200,000 is
Ready to serve: Ong (third from left) briefing
the residents on the two new public healthcare
facilities in Subang Jaya. On her left is Kelana
Jaya MCA Youth chairman Lee You Hin.
As for the health clinic, Ong
said a 2.02ha plot of land at USJ 1/32 had been
identified as a suitable site.
“Senior deputy health director
(development) Datuk Jagjit Singh and officers
from the Health Ministry inspected the land two
“The land is reserved for a
school so the Health Ministry has to apply for
the land from the Education Ministry. We are
expecting good news soon,” she said.
Ong said that Kelana Jaya MCA
Youth chairman Lee You Hin and district health
officers were tasked with the responsibility of
locating a suitable piece of land for the health
clinic, but only a 0.29ha plot in USJ 1 was
provided after several discussions with the
“The Health Ministry needs 1.62ha
of land to build a clinic for 500 people,” she
said, adding that an allocation of RM30mil has
been provided for the health clinic under the
10th Malaysia Plan.
Ong told the residents that there
were currently three government clinics in the
Kelana Jaya parliamentary constituency, namely
the Kelana Jaya Health Clinic in SS6, Kampung
Lindungan 1Malaysia Clinic in PJS6A and Lembah
Subang 1Malaysia Clinic in Taman Putra Damai,
“All three clinics are located in
the Seri Setia state constituency, and the
Kelana Jaya MCA has been actively requesting for
healthcare facilities to be provided in Subang
Jaya since June 2009.
“We submitted a memorandum to
Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai during
the annual general meeting in June 2009, and
received his support and consent in September.
Residents in Subang Jaya have
been asking for a government clinic in their
township as it is a hassle, especially for the
elderly, to get to the nearest one in Kelana
Subang Jaya Residents Association
chairman A.S. Gill, 60, said that Subang Jaya
was home to a diverse community and there were
many people who could not afford to go to
private hospitals or clinics.
“If they needed to see a doctor
urgently, it would take them too long to get to
Kelana Jaya or Puchong,” he said.
He and about 50 other Subang Jaya
residents gathered in Jalan USJ1/33 recently to
call on the Federal Government to build the
government clinic that was promised for Subang
Jaya under the Ninth Malaysia Plan.
Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah
Yeoh said the Masjid Al-Falah in USJ 9 had
teamed up with KPJ Healthcare Sdn Bhd to offer
free healthcare to the poor but this
responsibility should be taken up by the
Meanwhile, Ong said the Kelana
Jaya MCA division conducted free health checks
“This year’s event will be held
on April 15 and 21. Details will be announced
later,” she said.