KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 19 – Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) candidate Nik Aziz Afiq Abdul campaigned today for Semenyih to have its own hospital.
Malay Mail reported 25-year-old Nik Aziz as saying that one of the major issues in the distant Selangor state seat was the lack of a proper health care programme and a severe lack of clinics.
“We have two clinics here — one in Pekan Semenyih and another in Beranang for all the constituents in Semenyih,” Nik Aziz was quoted saying after visiting the Pekan Semenyih health clinic here.
“We have around 300,000 people in the area, but only these two clinics which are always packed. With only eight doctors available they are working around the clock, I feel it’s high time the people of Semenyih don’t have to travel to hospitals in Serdang, Kajang or Seremban for treatment, but have their own hospital.”
Pakatan Harapan (PH) candidate Muhammad Aiman Zainali has also reportedly promised to try to get a district hospital built in the constituency.
Nik Aziz, Muhammad Aiman, Barisan Nasional’s Zakaria Hanafi, and independent Kuan Chee Heng are running in the Semenyih by-election on March 2.