Health Department to introduce ‘Klinik Ikon Mesra Remaja’

Health Department to introduce ‘Klinik Ikon Mesra Remaja’

Fatimah gestures during the press conference. With her are Rosey (right) and Harden (left). – Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi

KUCHING: The Health Department will be introducing the ‘Klinik Ikon Mesra Remaja’ in the state as a pilot project to provide health services to teenagers.

Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah said for a start, the two clinics will be set up at the government health clinics in Bintulu and Kapit where teenagers can come for consultation regarding their health or even talk to a counselor if they are suffering from stress, anxiety or depression.

“The ‘Klinik Ikon Mesra Remaja’ will be an avenue for the teenagers to talk to someone about the problems they face,” she told a press conference after chairing the One-Stop Teenage Pregnancy Committee (OSTPC) meeting at a leading hotel here today.

According to her, the specialised clinic will consist of a counsellor, doctor and nutritionist among others.

“Training has been done with the frontliners and we hope that the clinic can start operating by the end of the year,” she remarked.

Also present at the press conference were Assistant Minister of Women, Family and Childhood Development Rosey Yunus and Assistant Minister of Community Well Being Datuk Francis Harden Hollis.

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