Johor Baru member of parliament Datuk Seri Utama Shahrir Abdul Samad has advised residents of neighbourhoods, especially Malay enclaves, within his constituency to emulate the way Bandar Baru Uda’s (BBU) residents managed theirs into a well-organised and a sought-after property.
“I hope residents of Kampong Dato Onn, Kampong Melayu Majidi, Tebrau-Bakar Batu, and other Malay-majority locations to emulate BBU’s community members.
“Their hard work paid off when they were regarded at the most active zone several times by the Johor Baru City Council,” he said.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the BBU mosque’s Dialysis and Health Centre (DHC) Family Day at Port Dickson recently, Shahrir praised the strong bond, commitment and co-operation of the community here, notably committee members of various non-governmental organisations in the neighbourhood.
Citing the BBU mosque committee as an example, Shahrir said that besides being a place of worship, the mosque is equipped with a dialysis treatment centre, a retail shop, and an ATM machine.
It was also turned into an activity centre for senior citizens and support group members.
Other public facilities available at the neighbourhood are a fully air-conditioned multi-purpose hall, nursery and fruit stalls.
A multi-storey medical centre is due for construction not far from there later this year. Patients from the DHC would be able to seek treatment further treatments once it has been completed.
On the rapid progress of the DHC, which was set up in 2004 with an initial admission of only two patients , Shahrir, who is also its patron, said thattreatment provided by the medical team there have led to its success.
At present, the number of patients seeking treatment here is 94.
“Since it was opened, the DHC has performed about 64,300 treatments, which would have cost RM9.5 million.
“This huge amount constitutes DHC’s contribution to the government in providing dialysis treatment facilities for the nation’s needy”, added Shahrir.
At the ceremony, Shahrir also presented a cheque totalling RM110,000 to the Banda Baru Uda Mosque Foundation.