Upgrading Projects At Tawau Hospital Completed; Improved Palliative Care

CHEN CHAW MIN

TAWAU: Upgrading works to improve the Tawau Hospital, carried out since two years ago, were now completed, Health Ministry secretary -general Dr Chen Chaw Min said Friday.

He said they involved two projects, namely upgrading of electricity supply to 11kv costing RM9.8 million and renovation of a palliative ward, costing RM350,000.

Following upgrading of the electricity supply, bigger machine and equipment, including the CT Scan, can be provided at the hospital,” he told reporters during a working visit to Tawau Hospital here Friday.

He said the palliative care ward was also renovated to make it more conducive for end-stage patients.

Now the ward is is operation with one-day care room and six other rooms which are equipped with television and air-conditioning system, he added.