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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

(The Star) Subang Jaya to get first government clinic

Subang Jaya is likely to get its first government clinic soon, following the first approval of transfer for a plot of land in USJ 1 from the Education Ministry to the Health Ministry.
The 1.175ha piece of land was initially meant for a school.
The approval to transfer the land’s usage was given on Dec 9 last year.
The closest government clinics for Subang Jaya residents are now in Shah Alam and Puchong. Subang Jaya assemblyman Hannah Yeoh said the new government clinic would be a large one, much like the clinic in Bandar Botanic, Klang, and it was expected to cost about RM22mil to build.
Later that day, at the launch of a cabin in USJ 9/5, Yeoh said Subang Jaya’s residents associations (RAs) and Rukun Tetangga (RT) committees were role models for other townships when doing community work.
Petaling District Unity district officer Nurul Akmalina Shamsuddin also praised the efforts of Subang Jaya’s RA and RT for their continuous work in the volunteer patrol scheme.
“There are 120 volunteer patrol teams in six zones operating in the Petaling district, of which nine are from Subang Jaya,” she said.
The cabin located on the USJ 9/5L field was built at a cost of RM20,000 and was fully funded by Subang Jaya Municipal Council.
USJ 9 Rukun Tetangga chairman Anthony Gunapalan said the new cabin would assist residents in their patrols.
“We have 75 patrol volunteers who operate on three shifts each night. Everyone has been trying to do their part, although we are still working on recruiting more people.
“The residents also donated towards the extension and modification of the cabin,” Anthony added.
Yeoh announced a state allocation of RM5,000 each to USJ 9 Residents Association and USJ 9 Rukun Tetangga.
The USJ 9 neighbourhood comprises 200 households and approximately 5,000 people.
During the cabin launch and Christmas gathering, USJ 9 RA chairman Khoo Kah Jin said the one-and-a-half-year-old association intended to celebrate every festival to bring neighbours closer together as a community.
“Our focus will still be on getting more people on board for the gated-and-guarded service,” he said.
“We need 75% of the neighbourhood involved to apply for it, and presently we only have 66%.

“Once we achieve that, we hope to implement a gated-and-guarded service by end of this year,” said Khoo.