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‘Healthy cyber cafes’ in one year
Te Al-Falahmosque in USJ 9 is raising undsor the construction o a perma-nent Waqa An-Nur clinic – acharity clinic oering aordablehealthcare to all.“Te construction cost willcome up to over RM500,000, notincluding medical equipment,”said Al-Falah mosque communitybureau chairperson Khazali MohdZin.
Charity clinic needsa shot in the arm
Liu said existing cyber caes willbe given one year to renovatetheir premises, including changing the ront acade to transparent glassas well as lighting up the interior.“Tis is to make it easier or the public and especially enorcement o-cers to look into the premises.”He said cyber cae operators willhave their licences withdrawn i theyout the law more than three times a year.He said that some guidelines havebeen amended as a concession to cy-ber cae operators.Initially, the guidelines speciedthat cyber cae owners had to pay amonthly ee o RM50 per computer.But the amount was later reducedaer committee members o the cy-ber cae association complained thatthe amount was too high.However, the Pandamaran assem-blyperson didn’t disclose the -nal amount that would be includedin the guidelines.Cyber cae owners had also want-ed operation hours extended until1am, but the state rejected that re-quest and stipulated closing hours atmidnight, or now.Liu said the state would recon-sider the 1am closing time aer one year.Te rules, Liu said, would be sentto all local governments in the statein the coming weeks.Selangor would also acilitate ameeting between local authoritiesand cyber cae operators and brie both parties on the guidelines.“Only then will the guidelines bein orce. Te grace period or existing cyber caes to become a ‘Healthy Cy-ber Cae’ is one year,” he said.He said the guidelines would like-ly kick in by mid March.On a related matter, Liu said hehad met with Selangor deputy policechie Datuk A Taiveegan recentlyand the latter had promised that po-lice would work closely with localgovernments on raids.He said the police would chargeillegal cyber cae workers and alsogo aer the proprietors.“Local governments can only seizethe assets o cyber caes but only the police can charge people under thelaw,” he said.He lauded the police or their e-orts in bringing to book operators o illegal cyber caes and said the situa-tion was under control.Te clinic has been operating out o a temporary steel containerin the mosque’s premises rom 9amto 5pm on uesdays and Tursdayssince its inception last April.Charging a nominal ee o RM5 per patient, over 500 patients withcommon ailments like u and e- ver have been treated so ar.“With a permanent building,there will be more space to addother equipment like 12 beds ordialysis and extending opening hours to six days per week,” saidKhazali.He was speaking at the clinicduring a cheque presentation bySubang Jaya assemblyperson Han-nah Yeoh who donated RM17,000 yesterday.Apart rom Yeoh’s donation,the mosque has so ar raisedRM41,000 rom its congregationand has received a pledge by a pri- vate corporation or RM200,000.“As the cost or running thisclinic is high, we hope more corpo-rations will step orward to help,or even the government throughthe Health Ministry,” said Yeoh.Tis clinic is a community ser- vice initiative by KPJ HealthcareBhd which allocates doctors toeach o its 16 Waqa An-Nur clin-ics throughout the country.As there was a need or aord-able healthcare here, they contact-ed the Al-Falah mosque as it hadsufcient space within its groundsor a clinic.“Tere are Subang and Puchong residents who cannot aord pri- vate clinics, so they come here,”said KPJ Healthcare Bhd CSR andEducation group general managerYuso Ismail.He said the lack o public or1Malaysia clinics in Subang, thenearest being in Kelana Jaya, le agreat need or aordable health-care here.Yuso added that in-line withthe Waqa concept, the clinic isopen to all – rom those arriving inluxury cars, to oreign workers who earn a pittance.“With the doctor’s consultation, patients may get three days o medi-cation. Only school children getmedical certicates as we don’t wantto compete with, but complement,nearby private clinics,” he said.Yuso said they plan to increasethe amount o Waqa An-Nurclinics nationwide to 19 by year’send.He added that the six clinicsthey operate in Selangor treated34,000 patients in 2011, out o which 3,000 were non-Muslim.“Mosques are not only placesor religious activities but also orcommunity services to be carriedout,” he said.
D rs abdullh tti tit i th USJ 9 al-Flhsqu Wqf a-nu cliic.Khzli (thid f lft), Yh (futh f lft), d Yusf (thid fiht) dui th chqu stti ystdy.