KUALA LUMPUR, January 8 – The Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) is looking for ways to help general practitioners (GPs) whose clinics have been destroyed by recent flooding, the majority of them located in Klang and Taman Sri Muda, Selangor.
Its chairman, Dr Koh Kar Chai, said more than 40 affected clinics, all located on the ground floors of shops, are currently completely inoperative as flood waters have reached ceiling height, destroying all equipment. medical, medical supplies, computers, printers, furniture and other important items, with losses estimated between 300,000 and 500,000 RM per clinic.
“MMA is currently looking for ways to help affected clinics get back on their feet so they can continue to serve communities that have been affected by the flooding.
“It is hoped that some form of government assistance can be provided in consideration of the contribution of general practitioners to services in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic which included testing and assessment, monitoring of patients in quarantine at home and much more, “he said in a statement today.
He said help from the financial sector in the form of soft loans would be greatly appreciated by these clinics, as would contributions from the corporate sector.
The MMA also commended the affected medics who continue their charitable work with affected communities while taking stock of their own losses. Bernama