Labuan To Get Bigger Allocation For Healthcare Under Budget 2020

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LABUAN: The Health Ministry is expecting an increase in allocation for healthcare in Labuan from the total allocation of RM7.6 billion allocate to it in Budget 2020.
Its Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said a discussion on details of the allocation amount would be thoroughly discussed with the Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari.

“Although there is an increase of 6.7 per cent or RM1.92 billion in allocation to or ministry, I have yet to go into details on the allocation and I have not had a press conference on the allocations details, but insya’Allah, we could increase slightly,” he said at a press conference after the Bebuloh Health Clinic project ground breaking ceremony at Kg Bebuloh here today.

He also said Labuan Nucleus Hospital was moving towards a major specialist hospital with its services credibility would be similar to that of Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL).

“We will begin rolling out our plan next year to realise the objective and we will continue to make improvement in our healthcare services delivery,” he said.

Dzulkefly also disclosed the drop of tuberculosis cases of 14.4 per cent or 83 cases as of November compared to 93 cases the same period last year.

“The dengue cases dropped by 64.2 per cent or 34 cases compared to 95 last year, while the measles fever also dropped 66.7 per cent or only two cases recorded this year compared to six last year,” he said.

He said Labuan despite being at risk of having outbreak, but recorded zero cases so far.