Published: Saturday September 15, 2012 MYT 12:57:00 PM
Updated: Saturday September 15, 2012 MYT 5:26:43 PM
Liow: 175 1Malaysia clinics by year-end
By FLORENCE A.SAMY
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry plans to set up 175 1Malaysia clinics by year-end due to high demand from patients, said Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
"The clinics have benefitted some five million patients so far. The response has been very encouraging.
"There are currently 119 1Malaysia clinics in operation nationwide while 56 more are in various stages of implementation," he said at the launching of the 1Malaysia clinic at the Danau Kota flats here Saturday.
Liow said they planned to expand the clinics' services to include healthcare for mothers and their children beginning next year.
The 1Malaysia clinics, he said, would make it easier for patients to seek treatment as they were open until night and located near residences.
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