Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin yesterday announced that the government will provide free Wi-Fi for visitors and patients at all government hospitals in Malaysia. Moreover, Khairy said that the initiative will be implemented at Hospital Rembau in Negeri Sembilan first before being expanded to other public hospitals nationwide.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony of Hospital Rembau yesterday, Khairy shared how in a lot of public hospitals, the cell network signal is weak, something that he himself experienced when previously visiting Hospital Rembau. He further elaborated that this poor connectivity made it hard for visitors and patients to communicate with their families from the hospital.
Hence, Khairy said that he has discussed with the Health Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Harjeet Singh and agreed that following the implementation at Hospital Rembau, free wi-fi will also be given at all government hospitals moving forward. Khairy, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Rembau also joked that people no longer have to climb a tree or venture outside of the hospital in search of a cell network signal following this implementation.
During the same speech which can be viewed here, Khairy also reminded people to not misuse the free wi-fi facilities at government hospitals to do things such as watching Netflix. With the official launching of Hospital Rembau, the state of Negeri Sembilan now has 7 government hospitals, one for each district.
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