KOTA KINABALU – Public members have not been consulted on the dispensary separation (DS), especially, for those who are living in the rural areas said Chairwomen of Kota Kinabalu Branch Sabah Family Planning Association cum Vice President of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Mary L.K. Lim.
“Stakeholders like us and the public members as well, have not discussed this matter and we believe there are a large number of populations that still unaware of this issue,” she added, adding that there has never been any public forum done in order to get feedback from people who will be directly affected by the implementation of DS.
She said DS has brought a lot of confusion and uncertainty on its benefit to the society.
“Dispensary separation appears like a unilateral decision without any consideration that is being taken on its difficulties toward people,” she said.
As the matter causes much concern and anxiety among public members, a meeting is held in Permai Polyclinics Group, today.
Representatives from Sabah Family Planning Association, Inner Wheel of Kota Kinabalu, Kinabalu Pink Ribbon, Palliative Care Association of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Nurses Association and the Lions Club in Kota Kinabalu as well as members of the public present at the meeting to voice their grievances in regards to the DS implementation and its impact on the people._ By Saila Saidie/Sayangsabah