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Clinic with no doctor, bus terminal with no bus

Wong Kai Hui

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Modified 1 Mar 2019, 4:05 am

SEMENYIH POLLS | Driving away from the town area of Semenyih and heading to the northern part of the hilly constituency, a small clinic can be seen along the road.

The gate was slightly open, but the door was closed and it looked like the clinic was shut, until the door opens from inside.

Nabilah (not her real name) said she heard some movement outside and decided to check what the noise was.

“All the villagers here know that the clinic is not open today, so I thought that some bad guys were coming in when I heard noises outside,” she told the reporter after she was told about the purpose of visit.

Nabilah is the only full-time staff member in the small clinic and she has been a nurse for 15 years since she graduated.

She began working here a few years ago as her husband was transferred to Kajang for work.

“I need to do the cleaning today, that’s why I am not wearing my nurse uniform now,” Nabilah said, adding that she works seven days a week and barely has time to clean the premises.

So, she closes the door at a specific time every week to do the cleaning work. The villagers know this and do not come to the clinic during this time.

“There is no doctor here, the doctor only comes once every month. My main daily work is to help pregnant women in the village with basic medical checkup... 

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