LAHAD DATU: Lahad Datu Hospital is again crying out for more specialists to complement its status as a specialist hospital.
In response, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Mohamaddin Ketapi who is also Silam member of parliament said he would present the issue to Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.
To this end, he has directed the hospital management to write the relevant letter for him to refer to the health minister.
“Lahad Datu Hospital needs specialists in orthopaedics, psychiatry and ophthalmology so that the locals would not need to wait for specialists from Tawau or be referred to another hospital,” he told reporters after visiting the hospital here today.
He also noted the necessity for a bigger space for dialysis treatment and more dialysis machines to cater to the current need.
Meanwhile, Lahad Datu Hospital director Dr Tan Hee Ting said the number of dengue cases in the district had risen by 300 per cent.
He attributed the increase to cases in Felda Sahabat which recorded the highest number including five deaths involving children.