Clinic facilities

Mobile clinic set up after the destruction of the Mansiat health clinic by fire

The Mansiat health clinic destroyed in a fire.

KOTA KINABALU (June 15): A mobile clinic team has been set up to provide health services to residents affected by the fire at Mansiat Health Clinic in Jalan Tulid, Sook late Tuesday afternoon.

Sabah Datuk Health Director Dr. Rose Nani Mudin said other facilities would also be identified, such as community halls, which would be used as alternative facilities to provide health services to residents.

She added that apart from that, affected residents, especially in Mansiat area, can also get health services at the nearest health clinic, Tulid Health Clinic, located about 30 kilometers from the town. town of Sook.

“All (health) services will be transferred to the facility (Tulid Health Clinic),” she said in a statement on Wednesday.

Commenting on the incident, Dr Rose Nani said the entire timber-framed clinic building and facility assets, including an ambulance, were completely destroyed, but five staff quarters located in 50 meters had not been touched.

Keningau Fire and Rescue Station Chief Razlan Aridy said none of the patients and staff were injured in the 4.40pm incident.

“We received an emergency call at 4:48 p.m. and deployed teams to the scene, approximately 57 kilometers from the fire station.

“When we arrived, the clinic was completely destroyed but we managed to control the flame at 6:00 p.m.,” he said, adding that the operation ended at 8:38 p.m.

Razlan said an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire and his losses.

The Mansiat Health Clinic, located about 40 kilometers from the town of Keningau, has been serving residents there since the 1970s.

Sook is a sub-district in the interior of Sabah located in Keningau District, approximately 148 kilometers southeast of Kota Kinabalu.