Mansiat clinic fire: Mobile clinic set up to serve affected residents

KOTA KINABALU: A mobile clinic team has been set up to provide health services to residents affected by the fire at the Mansiat Health Clinic in Jalan Tulid, Sook late yesterday afternoon.
Sabah Health Director Datuk Dr Rose Nani Mudin said other facilities would also be identified such as community halls to be used as alternative facilities for providing health services to the locals.
Se said apart from that, the residents involved, especially in the Mansiat area, could also get health services at the nearest health clinic, the Tulid Health Clinic, located about 30 kilometres from Sook town.
“All (health) services will be transferred to the facility (Tulid Health Clinic),” she said in a statement today.
Commenting on yesterday’s incident, Dr Rose Nani said the entire wooden-structured clinic building and assets at the facility including an ambulance were completely destroyed, but five staff quarters units located 50 metres away were not affected.
The Mansiat Health Clinic, located about 40 kilometres from Keningau town, has been serving residents there since the 1970s. No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire and losses are still being investigated.
Sook is a sub-district in the interior of Sabah located in the Keningau district, about 148 kilometres southeast of Kota Kinabalu.


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