Budget 2021: More focus on healthcare please, says Kuching MP

By John Isaac

KUCHING MP Dr Kelvin Yii hopes the upcoming federal 2021 Budget will focus more on the country’s healthcare system.

He said an ‘over-investment’ was crucially needed for the healthcare system in the country.

“Covid-19 was a stress test for our healthcare system and in some places, we have seen the effects of years of neglect and under-investment not just on infrastructure, but also in human resources,” he said in a Facebook post reported by the New Sarawak Tribune.

He said therefore, the government must have a mid-term and long-term plan to strengthen the country’s healthcare system.

“This is not just to deal with Covid-19 alone but also not to neglect other diseases that are still affecting the people.

“Investment in health is a long term investment to our country. Health is wealth,” he stressed.

Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz is expected to present the budget on Nov 6 in Parliament.