Use e-digital application in healthcare services – CM

Posted on : 04 Nov 2018  Source of News: The Borneo Post

Abang Johari and Juma’ani (front, fourth and fifth left, respectively) in a photo-call with award winners and other guests. Also seen are Fatimah (front, centre), Harden (front, third right) and Rosey (front, fifth right).

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg has encouraged those in the medical field to use e-digital application for healthcare services.

“We are now in a modern era of technology, where there is also e-digital application for healthcare services, and with that our nurses and those in the medical profession need to be the guidance (when it comes) to analysing any information from the application to be applied in looking after the health of the community,” he spoke during the launch of ‘Women’s Day 2018’ Sarawak-level celebration at Penview Convention Centre (PCC) at Demak near here yesterday.

Abang Johari pointed out that better and more proper healthcare is very important for children to enable them to have the capacity to think and learn.

He also acknowledged the role of women who have contributed immensely towards the development of Sarawak and the community, saying that women are the ‘pillar of the family’.

He thanked Ministry of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development, under Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah for having contributed towards the development of women and the health of the community in Sarawak.

The chief minister also paid tribute to midwives, who faced challenges without any proper health facilities in the past.

Earlier, Fatimah said creating awareness and understanding of good health among the people in Sarawak is something that the ministry would continue to pursue.

She also reiterated the role of midwives in the 1950s.

Yesterday Hajijah Ibrahim, Baun Balan, Asong Lenjau, Aben Aneh, Emily Lee Shui Eng, Catherine Nanang, Catherine Likup, Muda Raja, Goh King Lui, Ngieng Suk Ding, Dayang Aminah Abang Jas and Monica Lime Bakar, who were midwives in the 1950s, received their letters of appreciation.

Meanwhile Abang Johari’s wife Datin Patinggi Datuk Amar Juma’ani Tuanku Bujang was honoured with the ‘Datuk Patinggi Laila Taib Award’.

Five other awards were also presented – the recipients are Datin Dayang Mariani Abang Zain (Women’s Social Activist Award), Olivia Carla Ling Lee Lian (Women’s Entrepreneur Award), Margaret Bedus (Women’s Leadership Award), Dyslexia Association of Sarawak (Women’s Non-Governmental Organisation Award), and Monica Bonel Pantulusang (Special Award-Health).

Assistant Minister of Community Well Being Datuk Francis Harden and Assistant Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Development Rosey Yunus were also present.