Recently, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir, Menteri Besar, announced that Ipoh is getting a new airport and mall. This did not go down well with the public. The present airport is under-utilised and I wonder how many Ipohites know where it is. As for malls, I think we have one too many. It looks like our MB is out of touch with reality. Is this an election gimmick?
What Ipoh needs now urgently is a second public hospital. The present one is operating beyond its capacity and has no room for expansion. Since politicians do not go to GH, they are ignorant of the situation and even if they go, they would be taken to the doctor’s room immediately and would not wait in the queue.
I am appealing to all Ipohites to write to our MB, state assemblymen and MPs on the dire need for a second hospital. It is only the politicians who can make this happen. All politicians regardless of their affiliations must support this for the benefit of all people.