SAPP promise QEH petition would reach Prime Minister
KOTA KINABALU,10 Nov 2009: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) assured people
that a petition will reach Prime Minister urging him to immediately solve
the more than one year crisis beleaguering Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH),
SAPP Information Chief Chong Pit Fah said the party was prevented to
hand over the petition to Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak on Saturday at the
Kota Kinabalu International Airport, here, due to obstruction from the
Chong said SAPP understands the plight of the people statewide who
yearns for better health and medical care services when the main tower
block of QEH was declared unsafe since November 2008.
"Kota Kinabalu city has only one general hospital while Sabah also has
only one referral hospital and unfortunately it is the QEH," he said, in a
statement, here, today.
He said the closure of the only general hospital in the city and
referral hospital for the whole Sabah causing hardship to the people
especially those who needs immediate medical attention.
According to him, some patients of the hospital were forced to sleep
and even receive treatments on the floors and such bad situation only
invite stress to the doctors, medical staffs, the patients and their
He added that the petition carry more than 4,000 signatures and SAPP
would like to thank the signatories and assured the petition will reach
He further said that SAPP disappointed with Sabah BN leaders, in
particular, the Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman who brought Najib to
nice places but the QEH during the Prime Minister's two days visit here.
He said, however, SAPP thanked the Youth and Wanita Wings of the
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), a BN component member, for deliberating
about QEH crisis during their party's congress last weekend thus
recognising SAPP's struggle for the needs of the people.
He added that the other BN components in Sabah have never care about
the QEH crisis let alone the poor conditions of health and medical care
Chong said SAPP promised the people of Sabah that they will never stop
fighting to make sure the crisis that badly affected the health and
medical care services all over the State solved without further delay.