The government is set to launch a government-run health centre to help provide better medical care for women in the north.
In a joint statement on Friday, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and Health Minister Datmin Abdul Ghani said the health centre, named Pudukottai Tamil Nadu, would help provide primary care, preventive health services and diagnostic services to women in a remote region.
Najib and Ghani also said that the centre would help to improve access to primary care and ensure timely access to preventive health and diagnostic care, and provide training for healthcare personnel.
Pudukotai Tamila Nadi is the first government-owned health centre in the country to provide free primary health care and primary preventive health care.
The statement said Pudakottai is one of the few health centres in Malaysia where women and girls can be treated in their homes, as they cannot access private health care in the capital.
“The health of the people is the most important priority for the government,” Najib said in the statement.
In the statement, he also said the government was investing in infrastructure and improving the quality of life for women and their families.
Najiz was asked about the issue on his Facebook page.
He replied that he had met with a few women and that they are looking forward to the facility’s opening in the near future.
However, he did not elaborate on the conditions under which the government would provide the health facility to women.
It is not clear if the government will make a formal announcement in this regard or how long it would take to open the facility.